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Unflattering Trump Details Surface From Grisham Memoir

Former press chief says he only pretended to get tough with Putin in front of cameras

(Newser) - The new memoir by Stephanie Grisham , a press chief under then-President Trump and a top aide to Melania Trump, is now in the hands of journalists. Some of the details making waves:
  • Putin: Grisham writes that when Trump met with Vladimir Putin in Japan two years ago, he leaned in
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Aide With Top Access to Trump, Melania Is Releasing Memoir

'Hard to articulate how much anxiety' Stephanie Grisham's book will cause

(Newser) - Another memoir from a former member of the Trump White House is coming, and Jonathan Swan of Axios notes that it has the potential to be the most damaging one so far. That's because Stephanie Grisham is the only person who worked in top positions for both former President...

The Publishing World Has Been Battling a Truly Bizarre Thief

Someone has been working to access manuscripts for years, but not for profit

(Newser) - Reeves Wiedeman has spent years trying to unravel a literary-world mystery, and his lengthy recap of his digging for New York Magazine is confounding at times. As is the mystery. In simplest terms, for the past four years someone has been using somewhat sophisticated measures to try to steal book...

Last of Woodward's Trio on Trump Is Out Next Month
Woodward's New 
Trump Book: Peril

Woodward's New Trump Book: Peril

Third installment of a trio will cover the transition and the early stages of the Biden administration

(Newser) - Bob Woodward's next book on former President Trump has a title and a release date. Peril will go on sale Sept. 21, CNN reports. It will be the finale of Woodward's series of three books about Trump; the previous two, both bestsellers, were Fear and Rage. This one...

Book Is Back in Library After 50 Years

Woman sends $20 toward the fine

(Newser) - A book checked out a half-century ago has been anonymously returned to a library in northeastern Pennsylvania, officials said. The 1967 copy of Coins You Can Collect by Burton Hobson arrived last month at the Plymouth Public Library in Luzerne County along with a $20 bill, the AP reports. An...

Podcast By a Couple of Bosses Becomes a Book

Print version of 'Renegades,' from Obama and Springsteen, will have a few additions

(Newser) - There's a new chapter in the collaboration of Barack and the Boss. Renegades: Born in the USA is a bound edition of the popular Renegades podcast featuring conversations between former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen on topics such as fame, cars—and the country itself. Penguin Random House...

Man Who Fled Nazi Germany Now Has a Bestseller

Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz's 'The Passenger' went out of print in early '40s, but now it's back

(Newser) - A novel that's made its way onto a UK bestseller list has finally found its place in the sun, eight decades after a mostly tepid reaction to its first printing. The Passenger, written by Germany's Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz in 1938, tells the story of Jewish businessman Otto Silbermann...

Author Michael Lewis Finds Heroes, Villains in Pandemic

His book 'The Premonition,' amounts to an indictment of the CDC's response

(Newser) - Those familiar with the books of Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Big Short, The Blind Side, etc.) know that he loves finding a hero "who gives a defiant middle finger to the conventional wisdom," writes Jennifer Szalai in the New York Times . His latest book, The Premonition , follows...

Looks Like Amy Coney Barrett's Story Just Got More Lucrative

Supreme Court justice reportedly gets $2M book deal

(Newser) - Local media in Indiana is abuzz after Amy Coney Barrett and her husband put their South Bend home up for sale so they can move to DC, but it appears that's not the only big news for the Supreme Court justice. Three sources tell Politico that the conservative justice,...

Hunter Biden's Memoir a Tale of Addiction, Death, Love
In Hunter Biden's Memoir,
a Stirring Memory of Beau
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In Hunter Biden's Memoir, a Stirring Memory of Beau

'I love you, I love you, I love you'

(Newser) - Hunter Biden is out with a memoir, and if you're wondering whether the 51-year-old touches on President Trump, Ukraine, his crack addiction, and his relationship with his late brother's wife, the answer is yes. The book is due to be released next Tuesday, and the AP reports Biden...

Captain Underpants Author Agrees With Scholastic Move to Yank Book

Dav Pilkey and publisher pull children's graphic novel for its 'passive racism' against Asians

(Newser) - Scholastic is acknowledging a "serious mistake" on its part regarding a children's book it has been distributing for more than a decade, and the book's author agrees. The education and media company has yanked The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future, a graphic...

After Dr. Seuss Books Are Pulled, Demand Spikes

Other Seuss titles are topping bestseller lists, while 6 yanked ones are hot on eBay

(Newser) - A decision by the company that controls the Dr. Seuss name to no longer publish or sell six books in its portfolio doesn't seem to have hurt the brand. USA Today reports that, as of Thursday morning, Dr. Seuss books are selling like hotcakes online: On Amazon's bestseller...

For Hillary Clinton, Next Gig Is a 'Dream Come True'

Former secretary of state is co-authoring 'State of Terror,' a political thriller, with Louise Penny

(Newser) - First lady, senator, secretary of state, presidential nominee, and now, author of an "international political thriller." That's the latest addition to Hillary Clinton's CV, per Axios , which reports that Clinton is partnering with writer Louise Penny, a longtime pal, to pen State of Terror, due out...

In Dylan Farrow's New Book, a Swipe at Woody Allen

Fantasy novel comes with an afterword that references 'false narrative' by 'powerful individual'

(Newser) - Dylan Farrow's fantasy novel debuts Tuesday, part of a campaign that Time calls a move back into the public eye "on her own terms." Hush's main character, Shae, takes on a slew of wizards (mostly male) who constantly try to gaslight her, a plot point Time ...

Ex Campaign Aide: Trump Wanted Ivanka as VP

Rick Gates says Trump floated idea of his daughter as running mate before picking Pence

(Newser) - Rick Gates, a key Trump campaign adviser in the run-up to the 2016 election, has a book coming out next month, and in it he makes a claim that, if true and if it had come to fruition, would've meant we'd be saying "Vice President Ivanka Trump"...

'Extraordinary' Demand for Obama Memoir Expected

No. 44's 'A Promised Land' is due out Nov. 17, right after the election

(Newser) - A release date has been set for the first part of former President Obama's memoir, and demand is expected to be "extraordinary," the New York Times reports. A Promised Land, the 768-page first installation of a two-volume set, will debut globally on Nov. 17 via Penguin Random...

Woodward Mounts His 'Deadly Stuff' Defense

The legendary reporter is asked why he didn't inform the public sooner

(Newser) - A revelation in Bob Woodward's new book is coming back to haunt him—but he insists he had his reasons, the Washington Post reports. In Rage, Woodward writes that President Trump called COVID-19 "deadly stuff" back in February but chose not to tell the public because he didn'...

Ex-FBI Agent: White House Behavior Is 'Suspicious'

Peter Strzok talks to the press before his book comes out

(Newser) - Peter Strzok spent his FBI career hunting Russian and Chinese spies, but after news broke of derogatory text messages he had sent about President Trump, he came to feel like he was the one being hunted, the AP reports. There were menacing phone calls and messages from strangers, and anxious...

Sanders Reveals Trump Reaction to Kim Jong Un Flirting

'He f---ing hit on you!' ex-WH press secretary says he exclaimed in incident detailed in new book

(Newser) - Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been making the rounds of late to help her ex-boss stump for November. This week, however, the buzz around Sanders is focused on her upcoming memoir, a copy of which the Guardian got its hands on a few days before its...

Woodward Gets His Hands on 25 'Personal' Trump-Kim Letters

Bob Woodward's 'Rage' is coming out September 15

(Newser) - President Trump and Kim Jong Un have been writing each other letters—and 25 of them are about to hit the presses. That's according to the publisher of Bob Woodward's second book about the Trump presidency, titled Rage. The personal letters "have not been public before,"...

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