Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Clintons, Milo, The Tuck & other books in the news (May 16 2017)

Multi-faceted writer Chuck Klosterman brings new book to Madison

Who’s the Real Sgt. Pepper? New Beatles Book Unveils Identity of Soldier Seen on Album Cover
His name was James Melvin Babington, and author Bruce Spizer says his new book “The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper: A Fans' Perspective,” ...

Bill Clinton and James Patterson co-writing a thriller
The former president and the best-selling novelist are collaborating on a thriller, "The President is Missing," to come out June 2018 as an unusual joint release from rival publishers — Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co. In a statement Monday provided to The Associated Press, the publishers called the book "a unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes global drama from the highest corridors of power. It will be informed by details that only a president can know."

Nobody is Talking about Chelsea Clinton’s New Book, Including Chelsea Clinton
Almost no one is buying the Clinton title, co-authored by Devi Sridhar, a Global Public Health Professor at the University of Edinburgh.  It currently stands at No. 74,374 on the Amazon Bestsellers Chart.

Gene Simmons to Release ‘On Power’ Book, Has One New ‘Anthemic’ KISS Song Written
There’s no slowing down for Gene Simmons. Even on a relentless touring schedule with KISS in recent years, he’s found time to write a new book, On Power, which will be his first since 2014. He’s also been working on some new material for his legendary rock band.

New Book Says Angela Merkel Only Let Migrants into Germany to Dodge Televised Border Clashes

Early Spotify Was Built on Pirated MP3 Files, New Book Claims Spotify has been the biggest music streaming service to find a business model that users can accept, and music labels can endure. In its early days, the company positioned itself as “a viable alternative to music piracy.” But allegedly, the company’s beta was filled with pirated MP3 files.

Yikes! New Behind-the-Scenes Book Brutalizes the Clinton Campaign
'Shattered,' a campaign tell-all fueled by anonymous sources, outlines a generational political disaster

Shattered: The Book That Explains The Real Reasons Why Hillary Lost
Forget the lie that Donald Trump won the White House because “the Russians hacked the election.”
ShatteredShattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign the just-out book by respected political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes* tells the truth about how and why sure winner Hillary Clinton went down to a defeat that still has Washington reeling.

Clinton campaign book 'Shattered' may become a TV series
Just weeks after its release, Shattered, the new book by journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes on Hillary Clinton's surprising election loss, is being optioned for a potential TV series by TriStar.

New LGBT Guide for Schools Demands: Get More Same-Sex Books in Kids’ Libraries
Children under the age of 10 should read more books featuring same-sex families and their schools should also celebrate “parents’ day” – not just mothers’ and fathers’ day – according to a new LGBT guide.

Mayim Bialik on 'The Big Bang Theory' Inspiring Her New Book
Actress Mayim Bialik, also a PhD in neuroscience, reveals how her book evolved out of her character's "coitus" scene in the 'The Big Bang Theory.' The neuroscientist also tells WSJ's Tanya Rivero about her work advocating for STEM.

A fresh look into an enduring classic
After finishing the last pages of Libertarians On The Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books (Arcade Publishing, 2016, 259 pages), my first thought was: I am glad I am not a farmer.

Milo Sues Simon And Schuster For $10 Million, Announces Independent Book Publication

Milo Yiannopoulos to self-publish memoir and sue Simon & Schuster
The far rightwinger, dropped by the publisher following his comments on child abuse, vows to make lives of ‘professional victims a living hell’

Hobby Lobby CEO on his new book and the values that govern his business
David Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby, borrowed $600 in 1970 to start an enterprise that became the retail chain that now boasts 780 stores and more than $4 billion in sales. Green has a new book titled, “Giving It All Away...and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously.”

Silk Road once reigned as the Internet’s premier destination for drug deals and even more illicit fare. But as the Web site became a billion-dollar enterprise, its creator, Ross Ulbricht, went from idealistic to dangerous. An adaptation from Nick Bilton’s new book shows how the empire collapsed.

Pinkerton: Reagan Rising, Carter Falling: a New Book Offers Lessons for Trump from Two Presidents
“For conservatives, it was their Camelot.”  Those words appear as the epigraph to Craig Shirley’s new book, Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980.  This is the fourth book of Reagan biography from Shirley, a longtime conservative political operative and p.r. maven who has reinvented himself, in the last decade, as a popular but also scholarly author.

Tucker Carlson lands an eight-figure, two-book deal with Threshold Editions

Author was worth $38.5M when she jumped to her death
Acclaimed author Jean Stein, who spent her life chronicling Hollywood’s elite, was worth $38.5 million when she jumped to her death from her Upper East Side high-rise last month, court papers show.

‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ author dies at 88
Robert M. Pirsig, whose philosophical novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died last week at age 88.

Tim Tebow's New Book Encourages Homeschoolers: Find Out 'Whose' You Are
Tim Tebow is winning in many areas of his life lately. One of them is with his most recent book.

Dolly Parton's new book details the time she almost committed suicide
In her new book, "Dolly on Dolly, Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton," the country legend opened up about the time she almost committed suicide. Her dog, a Boston terrier named Popeye, saved her from pulling the trigger.

7 Conservative Classics Every American Should Read

Author: Left ‘Absurdly Apocalyptic’ About My Book That Inspired Steve Bannon
Author Neil Howe, who along with William Strauss wrote “Generations,” “The Fourth Turning” and “Millennials Rising,” explains how his ideas have inspired former Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon’s (or, for those who wish to maximize their SEO, Steve Bannon) worldview.

A New Book About The Musical Legacy Of Prince

King James Bible still the favorite among Christians

LEVANT: Will Canada’s Trudeau Lead Global Opposition to Trump?
In the new book Trumping Trudeau, best-selling author Ezra Levant shows that on everything from carbon taxes to Iran, Canada’s liberal leader is setting himself up for a fight with Trump. That may score points at the United Nations, but it risks causing a rift between two great nations with the closest economic, military and cultural ties in the world.

Did Mary Shelley really write Frankenstein?
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the most celebrated works of horror ever written. But is it really Mary Shelley who deserves the credit? Michael Murray-Fennell investigates.

The Most Popular Books in History All Shared One Trait

Best-selling books: ‘16th Seduction,’ ‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry’

James Patterson has a very good week, including No. 1 spot
James Patterson is a writing — and best-selling — machine. This week he has four books in the top 20. And, oh yeah, one of those four is No. 1, as 16th Seduction (Little, Brown) lands in the top spot.

Mystery of Agatha Christie's disappearance is 'solved' as author suggests she considered suicide over husband's affair

Marvel Cancels Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Lives Matter Comic Due to Poor Sales

Social Justice Warriors Burn Copies of Marvel’s ‘Secret Empire’ Comic Book
Marvel Comics’ new Captain America storyline hasn’t been well-received by progressive comic book fans, who object to the transformation of its main character into a Nazi-inspired member of Hydra.

Bernie Sanders Is Publishing a Book About Political Revolution for Teenagers
Bernie Sanders’ only presence on Amazon won’t just be creepy coloring books anymore. The Independent Vermont senator and former Democratic presidential candidate has announced that he’s penning a guide to political revolution for teenagers, and it’ll be out just in time for summer reading lists.

New Book: Lena Dunham is ‘Face of Millennial Entitlement’

Will She Spill? Huma Abedin Reportedly Shopping Tell-All Book About Her Life
Two million will net you all Huma’s secrets—maybe.

Bill Cosby’s Books for Kids Are Vanishing From Schools
Educators are – perhaps unsurprisingly – uncomfortable with the idea of their pupils reading titles from Cosby’s “Little Bill” series after numerous rape allegations him.

Black Book Store Facing Closure Because So Few People Shop There

Middlebury Announces More Disciplinary Actions Over Charles Murray Student Riot
Middlebury College in Vermont has again announced that it has disciplined students over their behavior during an event featuring conservative author Charles Murray on March 2.

There’s Now a Book to Help Your Baby Become More Feminist

Principal Bans Kids From Reading ‘Bad’ Books About Zombies and Vampires
Criticized for ‘dictating tastes’

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