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8 Suggestions For Jon Gosselin’s First Book

I’m sorry to burden you with bad news just a few hours after you return to the office from the three-day weekend, but alas … Jon Gosselin is writing a book. The tome will be called A Slice of Life: Jon Gosselin’s Story, and it’ll be co-written by Jon’s life coach, Sylvia Lafair. “The book is about having eight kids all at once when he was under the age of 30,” explains Lafair. “It includes some of the lessons that Jon has been learning with helpful hints on how he is working to reframe his relationship with his family including his two brothers and his mother. It also explores how the death of his father affected him.” Keep reading »

Ryan Kwanten Is Publishing A Sex Guide

Ryan Kwanten plays Bon Temps’ resident Lothario, Jason Stackhouse, on “True Blood.” But in an instance of life imitating art (or maybe the other way around), Ryan is taking his sex moves from the small screen to print. He’s in the process of finishing a sex guide called The G-Strategy. With a title like that, the book sounds like it’s all about the G-spot or possibly how to get a winning sex game strategy. The guide has already received a stamp of approval from Ryan’s friends, who didn’t know he wrote it when they started adopting his tips. His final draft should go to the publisher in September, and the book is slated for release in 2011. Let’s hope he does a book reading in his Australian accent. [ONTD] Keep reading »

“Annexed,” A Tale Of Anne Frank’s Hot — And Fictional — Sex Life

Anne Frank‘s hormones are not the first thing that comes to mind when one remembers the world’s most famous teenage girl. But Sharon Dogar, a young adult author, has made it so in a fictionalized version of Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl. Annexed is an allegedly a “racy diary” about Anne’s relationship with Peter Van Pels, who hid from the Nazis alongside the Frank family in an Amsterdam office building — including a story about the youngsters having sex. Keep reading »

Little Frenemies On The Prairie

According to Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie Oleson on the TV show “Little House on the Prairie,” all was not so quiet on the western front. In her new memoir, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch (awesome title!), she admits that there was some major behind-the-scenes tension between herself, Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls), and Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary Ingalls). Keep reading »

The Kardashians Kids To Kompose A Book

Bookstore browsers, beware. Khloe, Kim, and Kourtney Kardashian are penning an autobiography called Kardashian Konfidential for St. Martin’s Press, and it’ll be in bookstores on November 23. So what should we expect in this K-tastic tome? “Fun facts about their childhood, their beauty and style secrets, the wisdom they learned from their beloved father, and the street smarts they got from their mother that sustain them in life and in business.” Plus family photos, letters and diary entries, scrapbook-style. And, of course, relationship advice. Egads. Who wants to place a bet on what will be on the cover? I’m guessing a photo of the three ladies in bikinis. [People] Keep reading »

30-Day Breakup Guide Challenge: Reading 3 Books I Love On Day 9

When I’m feeling down there are three books I turn to: Matilda by Roald Dahl, Alice In Wonderland by C.S. Lewis Lewis Carroll, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion. This has been pretty consistent throughout my life. When I was 14 and all my friends decided they didn’t like me in one of those ways that only needs to happen to you once to scar you into thinking that large groups of girls are terrifying, I locked myself in my moodily painted deep purple room and read each one of these in a row. When I was 18 and my boyfriend dumped me three days before prom to go with another girl, I once again turned to these books. When I was in college and I walked in on a guy I thought I was in love with having sex with another girl (his argument was because he didn’t know her name it didn’t matter), the first place I went to was the library. And now, once again, I’m turning to these books to help me through a breakup. Keep reading »

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Finally Opens

I have no shame in telling the world that I love Harry Potter. My mom and I read the first book together, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Yes, dear readers, I was the one who had the next book release marked in my calendar, and no, I did not stand in line at Barnes & Noble for hours waiting to buy the newest copy—I pre-ordered it and got to skip the line. Duh. Now, fellow Harry Potter fans, rejoice—the long-awaited Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park opens tomorrow in Orlando. A few of the movie’s stars, including Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, celebrated the opening on Wednesday night. Good thing, since they’re still crying after the final flick wrapped.

The 20-acre park has Hogwarts Castle and even Hogsmeade. J.K. Rowling herself approved every tiny detail, of course, giving the park her seal of authenticity. There are two roller coasters, Ollivander’s wand shop, and even butterbeer. Anyone up for a road trip? [Universal Orlando] Keep reading »

“Twishite” Or “Twilight”: Which One Will Have You Moaning?

OK, Twilight fans and haters, here is something you can all moan about. The biggest bummer about the series is the lack of hot and steamy sex scenes after hundreds of pages of mushy flirtation. With Stephfordy Mayo’s New Moan, the first book in the Twishite saga, this biting, heh, parody will leave you moaning with laughter. Say goodbye to Edward and Bella and hello to Heffa Lump and Teddy Kelledy. Please tell us the hero and heroine of Twishite actually get it on? We can’t be left high and dry twice. [$12.99, Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »

Get Frisky On The Beach: The Definitive Summer Reading List

It’s Memorial Day! Let the summer beach reading commence! I have two goals this summer—spend lots of time sitting on the beach (with sunscreen of course) and read lots o’ books while sitting on the beach. I believe I can achieve these goals. I’m placing a large Amazon order today, so I’ve been doing some research and thought I’d share. After the jump, my picks for the best beach reads this summer. Keep reading »

Chick Lit Author Hires Actresses To Read Her Book In Public And Laugh Hysterically

Author Jennifer Belle thinks that “publishing is no laughing matter these days.” That’s why she’s hired actresses to laugh hysterically while reading her new book The Seven Year Bitch. It’s about a 40-something who loses her Wall Street job and feels trapped with a kid and a husband and becomes a “seven year bitch”—getting a new job, having affairs, etc. In order to boost sales for her latest effort—her previous books Going Down and High Maintenance sold fairly well—she auditioned over 100 actresses to play readers. She narrowed it down to 40 lucky ladies who will receive $8/ hour to go to the most populated parts of New York City this weekend and crack up while reading her chick lit. Kind of grassroots meets guerilla marketing. I think it’s kind of genius … as long as the book is actually funny and not as depressing as it sounds. [NY Post] Keep reading »

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