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Donald Trump Jr. Walks Out of Book Launch

He and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle heckled—by the right

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. is making the rounds to promote his new book, Triggered, and he may well have expected to encounter protesters—but the ones that forced him out of a book launch event Sunday were from the right, not the left. KTVU notes most of the anti-Trump protesters at... More »

Marie Kondo Has a Lot Going On

Decluttering guru is out with a children's book, for starters

(Newser) - Not even Marie Kondo can follow all of her rules for tidying all of the time. "Of course, when things get very busy, I need to let go of some of my standards and methods, and I think that's a completely natural thing," the decluttering guru, Netflix... More »

Prince's Memoir Slights Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry

'It's hard to imagine anyone being disappointed'

(Newser) - Prince had high hopes for his autobiography, begun three months before his April 2016 death . "Could it solve racism?" the musician is quoted as asking the writer he recruited to work with him on the project. Dan Piepenbring tells the BBC that Prince "saw the book as a... More »

NBC Exec Comes Out Fighting After Farrow Accusations

Network's president says ex-employee has 'an ax to grind'

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow's name is spread across headlines Tuesday as his new expose hits bookshelves. From Catch and Kill, CNN pulls the claim that National Enquirer Editor-in-Chief Dylan Howard directed staffers to shred "a Trump-related document" held in a safe as reporters investigated the tabloid's "catch and... More »

Book on Trump: We Logged 26 'Unwanted' Sexual Encounters

'All the President's Women' is out later this month, with new allegations

(Newser) - It's a big day for upcoming books with explosive sexual allegations. Esquire is out with an excerpt from All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator, a book by journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy that pulls from more than 100 interviews to chart... More »

Top 10 Books of the Century

Historical fiction tops the Guardian's list

(Newser) - Weeks after its list of this century's best movies , the Guardian has done the same for books. Atop the list Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, a 2009 political intrigue that imagines the ascent of Thomas Cromwell in the court of King Henry VIII. That was long ago, but the... More »

Diary of 'Polish Anne Frank' Emerges After 70 Years in Vault

Heartbreaking journal from Jewish teen Renia Spiegel will be published on Sept. 24

(Newser) - When Renia Spiegel was 15, she started keeping a diary. Now, 70 years later, the journal from the girl some call the "Polish Anne Frank" is set to be published. Per NBC News , Renia's Diary: a Holocaust Journal will be out Sept. 24 after decades stashed in a... More »

Sarah Sanders' First Day on Fox: I 'Loved' Working for Trump

She's also got a new book on the way from St. Martin's Press

(Newser) - It's been a few months since we've seen Sarah Sanders appear regularly in front of the camera after she announced in June she was stepping down from her White House post, but we're about to find her on our TV screens a whole lot more. Friday marked... More »

Bookstores Want Amazon Punished Over Atwood Goof

800 people reportedly received Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments,' due out Tuesday

(Newser) - Some readers already have their hands on Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, due out next week, thanks to a slip by Amazon. The company apologized Thursday for a "technical error" after a "small number of customers" received The Testaments days ahead of its Tuesday... More »

One Book on Coveted Shortlist Has Just a Few Sentences

But, man, are they long sentences; the 2019 Booker Prize finalists are out

(Newser) - The shortlist is out for one of the literary world's most coveted honors, and Margaret Atwood's long-anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale is on it. The Testaments will be released in the US next week, picking up 15 years after the original—turned into a hit Hulu... More »

Obama's Summer Reading List Is Out

First-time author Lauren Wilkinson gets a nod

(Newser) - It's not too late to get in some summer reading, and former President Barack Obama knows where you should start. Toni Morrison, who died earlier this month , tops No. 44's annual summer reading list shared Wednesday on Facebook . "Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything... More »

Report: Lisa Marie to Drop Bombshell Book

She'll reportedly get up to $4M to dish on Michael Jackson, Elvis

(Newser) - This should certainly help Lisa Marie Presley's financial woes . A source tells Page Six that the daughter of the King of Rock and Roll has inked a book deal that will see her paid $3 million to $4 million to dish on her famous father and two-year marriage to... More »

Metallica's New Release Is Just for Kids

Children's book comes out Nov. 26

(Newser) - Metallica is working on a new release: a heavy metal … children’s book. The ABCs of Metallica "looks back at the history of the band," with each letter of the alphabet highlighting "a moment along our journey from Garage Days to Master of Puppets to fun... More »

Trump Jr. Reportedly Following in Dad's Footsteps

He'll publish first book late this year, per Politico

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. is writing a book to be published late this year, according to Politico . President Trump's eldest son, who is to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in mid-June , has signed a deal with Center Street Books for a tome to focus on "politics, current events,... More »

Portman Says 'Creepy' Moby Pursued Her at 18

Actress disputes musician's account in new memoir

(Newser) - Musician Moby claims he touched his naked penis against Donald Trump for a bet at a party in his new memoir, Then It Fell Apart, per the Guardian . Surprisingly, that's not the assertion headlines are focused on. As Harper's Bazaar reports, Natalie Portman has accused the 53-year-old of... More »

Michael Wolff Wrote Another Book About Trump

And it's out in just 3 weeks

(Newser) - Michael Wolff is ready for round two. The author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (and Newser co-founder) has written a follow-up, and it'll hit shelves in less than three weeks. Siege: Trump Under Fire will be released by Henry Holt on June 4. The publisher... More »

Guess Which 'Book' Is No. 1 on Amazon

Close to 42K have bought paperback edition of Mueller report: AP

(Newser) - The Mueller Report is now officially a best-seller. A published edition of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged ties between Russian officials and Donald Trump's presidential campaign sold just under 42,000 copies last week, NPD BookScan reported Wednesday, per the AP . Jointly edited by Scribner and... More »

Barbara Bush Book: She Had a Trump Countdown Clock

Late first lady apparently blamed Trump for her 2016 heart issues due to 'angst'

(Newser) - Former first lady Barbara Bush blamed Donald Trump for her heart problems due to the "angst" she was feeling in June 2016 over Trump's campaign, especially his mockery of her son Jeb. That's one of the scoops in a new book by Susan Page, the DC bureau... More »

Man Finds Out Late Fee for Book He Took Out in 1966

Luckily, Harry Krame, 65, won't have to pay for tome he borrowed from library in 1965

(Newser) - If you have school-age children, remind them often to check their rooms (and all around the rest of the house) for overdue library books—otherwise, a half-century might fly by before you know it, and they could get socked with a $2,000 late fee. Harry Krame of Fair Lawn,... More »

Trump Called Him a 'Mess' After His Tell-All. Now, a Suit

Former White House aide Cliff Sims has filed complaint against president

(Newser) - Trump called Cliff Sims a "mess" and a "gofer" when the latter's "boring" tell-all book about the White House dropped nearly two weeks ago. The president also mentioned the "non-disclosure agreement" Sims—who worked on the 2016 Trump campaign, and as a White House aide... More »

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