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Melania Shops Around Book Deal, Source says

'It would be her money,' a source tells the New York Post

(Newser) - Melania Trump is apparently shopping around a book deal with the full support of her husband, Business Insider reports. "Melania is in meetings to write her White House memoir," an unidentified source tells the New York Post . "And it would be her money—a chance for her...

Obama Memoir Sets First-Day Sales Record

It sold 890K copies in first 24 hours

(Newser) - Barack Obama's A Promised Land sold nearly 890,000 copies in the US and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. The first-day sales, a record for Penguin Random House, includes pre-orders, e-books and audio. "...

In First Excerpt, Obama Recalls Weightiest Fight in Congress

Focus is on passage of ObamaCare in 'New Yorker' release

(Newser) - The New Yorker is out with the first excerpt of former President Obama's forthcoming memoir, A Promised Land, and the focus is on how he and his team got ObamaCare passed. Before the legislative fight even began, Obama recounts a conversation with advisers Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, who...

Melania Finally Responds to Ex-Friend's Tell-All

The First Lady blogs about Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's bestseller

(Newser) - Melania Trump is finally responding to a former friend whose allegations have rippled through the media for months, NBC News reports. Trump doesn't mention Stephanie Winston Wolkoff by name, but is clearly targeting her—and her best-selling book, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with ...

Katie Hill Blasted on Own Twitter Feed by 'Former Staff'

Ex-congresswoman says account was hacked after movie announcement

(Newser) - News broke Tuesday that former Rep. Katie Hill's memoir would be turned into a film starring Elisabeth Moss, before disapproval spewed from Hill's old congressional Twitter account. Only Hill wasn't the one tweeting early Wednesday. Instead, anonymous posters identified as "Katie's former staff" blasted Moss...

Mariah Carey Reveals '90s Grunge Alter-Ego

'I wanted to break free, let loose, and express my misery'

(Newser) - During the day, she was manicured pop star Mariah Carey, recording megahit 1995 album Daydream. But at night, her secret alter-ego was recording a grunge album. "Just for laughs, but it got me through some dark days," the singer tweeted Sunday. In new memoir The Meaning of Mariah ...

'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...

Melania Trump Used Private Emails at the White House: Report

Former friend and colleague Stephanie Winston Wolkoff talks about their email use

(Newser) - Want to reach Melania Trump at the White House? You might try one of her private email accounts. Or iMessage. Or Signal. That's according to former advisor and friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who wrote the tell-all memoir Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the ...

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...

Brennan: CIA Made Strange Move on Trump's Orders

Former CIA director says he learned Trump forbid him from getting access to documents

(Newser) - Former CIA director John Brennan says President Trump stonewalled Brennan's attempts to access his own notes and the classified documents he signed off on during his time with the agency. The Washington Post reports that in the fall of 2018 Brennan sought the documents as material for the memoir...

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:

'Explosive' Tell-All Involving Melania Is Coming

Former adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff left the East Wing in 2018

(Newser) - Mary Trump's book isn't the only tell-all about the Trump family due out before the election. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former aide to and confidante of Melania Trump, is set to release a book on Sept. 1. And it's said to be "explosive," reports the...

Tell-All by Trump Niece Is Coming Out Early

Mary Trump's memoir is out July 14

(Newser) - Her uncle tried to block the book , but it's coming out early instead. A memoir billed as a tell-all about the Trump family by the president's niece will be released on July 14 instead of July 28, reports USA Today . Publisher Simon & Schuster says it's moving...

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...

Sarah Sanders Has Unflattering Story About John Bolton

In memoir, she says he was 'drunk on power' and cites a London trip

(Newser) - Another White House memoir is surfacing, and this time John Bolton is on the receiving end of criticism. In an excerpt of Speaking for Myself obtained by Axios , former press chief Sarah Sanders calls Bolton "a classic case of a senior White House official drunk on power, who had...

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...

Natalie Wood's Daughter Speaks Out on Robert Wagner Rumors

No way her stepdad killed her mom, Natasha Gregson Wagner says

(Newser) - Natasha Gregson Wagner has long made it clear she doesn't believe her stepfather, Robert Wagner, had anything to do with her mother Natalie Wood's mysterious 1981 drowning death. In a new memoir, she reiterates that view. "I know that if my mom had been in any kind...

Former Right-Hand Man: Wintour Gave Me 'Scars'

Andre Leon Talley tells of 'huge emotional and psychological scars' in new book

(Newser) - It was the 2003 novel The Devil Wears Prada, written by a former assistant of Anna Wintour, that cast the Vogue editor-in-chief as a nightmare. Almost two decades later, a new book from her former right-hand man reportedly confirms some of the narrative. In a memoir that will be out...

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...

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...

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