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The 9 Juiciest Claims Made About Sarah Palin In “The Rogue”

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Joe McGinniss is definitely on Sarah Palin‘s s**t list. McGinniss moved to Alaska, next door to the Palins, to write a tome, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, which comes out on Tuesday. He engaged in some pretty sketchy reporting to make it happen, like bringing a gift to the Palin house and engaging Track in a conversation without disclosing his purpose for being there. But, the book also makes some amazingly juicy claims about Sarah Palin. For example, McGinniss alleges that she has cheated on Todd twice—once with an NBA star. Furthermore, he claims that Palin was once seen snorting cocaine. While snowmobiling.

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Obsessed Fan Writes, Sells Fan-Fic About Imaginary Affair With Jessica Simpson

My love for Ryan Gosling may occasionally take me to inane places — please see yesterday’s “sockless” slideshow — but at least I’ve never been so obsessed that I’ve written a book about our fictional love affair. The same cannot be said for Marce William Burchell, an obsessed Jessica Simpson fan penned the book above about their (fake) relationship, which he is currently selling on Amazon for $30. That’s basically a $1 for every word in just the title: The True Story of Jessica Ann Simpson’s 22 month long attempt to seduce a married man- her very Active Super Secret Sex life: True Story Jessica Simpson Seduction of A Married Man (Volume 1). Apparently, however, not a lot could have happened in that 22 months, as the book itself is only 30 pages. The Frisky staff is currently debating whether or not to purchase this pricey piece of fan-fiction; to put money in the pocket of a crazy person or not? I think I may try and score a freebie first. [Amazon via Crushable] Keep reading »

David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” For Kids

I absolutely love karaoking David Bowie songs. “Life on Mars” ranks highly, but nothing is quite amazing as “Space Oddity.” And now an illustrator named Andrew Kolb has made a picture book of the iconic song. And it’s awesome! The story of Major Tom is available in PDF form now, but if there’s enough demand Kolb will make a printed book. If he does, it will replace Goodnight Moon as the baby gift I always get for friends. Because planet earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do. [Laughing Squid] Keep reading »

An Open Letter To The Film Industry About The “Just Kids” Biopioc

Dear Film Industry,

Hey there! What’s up? I heard a rumor that you are working on a biopic of Patti Smith‘s memoir, Just Kids. Wow! I can’t say I’m surprised. It was a bestseller, winner of a National Book Award, and my favorite book of this year, aside from Freedom, which you will probably make into a movie too. But that’s not what I wanted to say. I wrote to beg of you, please don’t ruin this book by making a slick, star-studded movie. Keep reading »

More Lorien Legacies, More Exciting Battles

The first installment of the Lorien Legacies series, I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, had us quaking in our boots with excitement, as we learned of nine alien teens who must battle the Mogadorian horde to save Earth and awaken their home planet Lorien. But the second book in the series, The Power of Six, has even more action because John Smith and Six have honed their Legacies — or superpowers — and don’t spare one evil Mogadorian. Even Number Seven and other Lorien aliens get in on the battles, ripping Mogs limb from limb. The action-packed imagery of the The Power of Six lifts off the page, and you’ll kick yourself for reading it so quickly, but with superpower-fueled battles like this, you won’t be able to stop yourself.

[$10.58 Barnes & Noble]

“Maggie Goes On A Diet,” Children’s Diet Book, Criticized For Hurting Body Image

Add this to your fall reading list (or book burning pile): Maggie Goes On A Diet, a children’s book for elementary schoolers, about an obese 14-year-old girl named Maggie who loses weight and becomes the school soccer star. As you can imagine, quite a few people are not happy with this. Bitch Magazine called it “douchy.” A Huffington Post blogger called it “disturbing.” The UK’s Guardian questioned whether this book was “the worst idea ever.”

Everyone, just stick a donut in your mouth and shut up for a second. Keep reading »

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