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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 ... More »

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"... More »

'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... More »

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'... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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,"... More »

New Book of Bush Paintings Is an 'Emotional' One

No. 43 has created 43 portraits of immigrants in hardcover book due out in March

(Newser) - We've known for a while that George W. Bush took up painting after leaving the White House, but it's been some time since his art has made headlines. That's about to change with Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants, a new book by Bush... More »

Goodnight Moon Gets a Modern Twist

'Good Morning Zoom' is a play off of 'Goodnight Moon' amid the pandemic

(Newser) - Goodnight Moon, meet Good Morning Zoom. The children's classic by Margaret Wise Brown is getting a pandemic-themed update. Philomel Books said Monday that Good Morning Zoom, written by Manhattan banking exec Lindsay Rechler, will be released on Oct. 6, reports the AP . Rechler has two children, ages 2 and... More »

Ex-FBI Agent: Trump Let Putin Outdo Stalin

Peter Strzok has a book coming out before the election

(Newser) - Another book critical of President Trump is coming before the election, this one by former FBI agent Peter Strzok , reports the AP . Strzok had been part of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election until anti-Trump texts surfaced between him and a fellow agent. The counterintelligence... More »

Trump Responds to His Niece: 'She's a Mess!'

The president and Mary Trump exchange words via Twitter and CNN

(Newser) - President Trump finally fired back at his niece Mary on Friday over her best-selling memoir Too Much and Never Enough—and she typed up a wicked little tweet of her own, the Daily Beast reports. On that and related quotes: More »

Trump Niece: Here's Why the Case Against Me Is Nuts

Mary Trump makes her case in court

(Newser) - "Confidentiality agreement? Give me a break." That's pretty much what Mary Trump argued in a Thursday affidavit seeking to fully unblock the release of her bombshell memoir, the Washington Post reports. President Trump's niece dismissed the agreement as worthless because, she said, it was part of... More »

Trump on Accusation in Niece's Upcoming Book: 'Disgraceful'

President pushes back on allegation he 'derided' dad with Alzheimers, warns Mary Trump has NDA

(Newser) - A tell-all book by President Trump's niece is set to debut at the end of July, but it sounds as if the president may be gearing up for a legal fight. Last week, the Daily Beast reported that, per a source, Trump "appeared irked" at the prospect of... More »

Federal Judge Rules on John Bolton's Book

Looks like Bolton's book is coming out after all

(Newser) - A federal judge ruled Saturday that former national security adviser John Bolton can move forward in publishing his tell-all book despite efforts by the Trump administration to block the release because of concerns that classified information could be exposed, the AP reports. The decision from US District Judge Royce Lamberth... More »

Bolton: Trump Is Not 'Fit for Office'

Former national security adviser says all Trump decisions revolve around reelection prospects

(Newser) - John Bolton has begun doing interviews to promote his controversial new book , and one of the first is generating strong words. "I don't think he's fit for office," Bolton tells ABC News in regard to President Trump. "I don't think he has the competence... More »

Biographer: Melania Stalled WH Arrival to Rework Prenup

Unauthorized bio by 'WaPo' journo Mary Jordan says first lady is more like Trump 'than it appears'

(Newser) - The "untold story" of Melania Trump is on the horizon, and the White House isn't happy. The Art of Her Deal , an unauthorized biography of the first lady by Washington Post journalist Mary Jordan, is out Tuesday, and the Post has a copy. In the nearly 300-page book... More »

Val Kilmer: Young Tom Cruise Impressed Me

Actor out with a memoir

(Newser) - Val Kilmer is out with a memoir, I'm Your Huckleberry, the title taken from the famous line he uttered in Tombstone. And while the book touches on his throat cancer and his high-profile relationships with the likes of Cher and Cindy Crawford, per ABC News , an excerpt in the... More »

Prophetic Book Saw All of This Coming

Saleema Nawaz's 'Songs for the End of the World' just came out as an e-book

(Newser) - Face masks, hoarding, social distancing—it all happened before … in Saleema Nawaz's mind. The Montreal author devoted six years of her life to a novel that looks a lot like our life with the coronavirus, the Globe & Mail reports. If this sounds exaggerated, consider that Songs for ... More »

Woody Allen's Memoir Is Out: 'I Never Laid a Finger on Dylan'

Filmmaker also discusses the early days of his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn

(Newser) - Woody Allen's memoir, dropped by its original publisher after widespread criticism , has found a new home. The 400-page book, still called Apropos of Nothing, was released Monday by Arcade Publishing. With little advance notice, the 84-year-old filmmaker's book arrives at a time when much of the world is... More »

Ronan to Woody Allen Publisher: 'Imagine This Were Your Sister'

Hachette, which is publishing Allen's new memoir, also published Farrow's 'Catch and Kill'

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow and Woody Allen share the same book publisher, but Farrow wasn't happy to recently find out about this bond with his estranged father. Apropos of Nothing, Allen's new memoir due out April 7, is being published by Hachette, also the publisher for Farrow's Catch and ... More »

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