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FILE - Seth Rogen arrives at the 33rd American Cinematheque Award honoring Charlize Theron in Beverly Hills, Calif. on  Nov. 8, 2019. The actor, comedian, filmmaker and proud stoner has a deal with Crown for his first book. It’s called “Yearbook

Smokin': Seth Rogen's first book, 'Yearbook,' is out May 11

Jan. 27, 2021 2:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Just when you thought Seth Rogen couldn't get any higher. The actor, comedian, filmmaker and proud stoner has a deal with Crown — the same Penguin Random House imprint that publishes the Obamas — for his first book. It's called “Yearbook” and it's scheduled for...

FILE - Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hurd, the Texas Republican who at times openly criticized Trump, has a book deal. Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that his book, currently untitled, was expected to come out in 2022. One of the few Black Republicans in Congress in recent years, Hurd will draw upon his background and political experience to provide what he calls a unifying message. (Andrew Harrer/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Former Rep. Will Hurd writing book, expected in 2022

Jan. 27, 2021 10:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Rep. Will Hurd, the Texas Republican who at times openly criticized President Donald Trump, has a book deal. Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that his book, currently untitled, was expected to come out in 2022. One of the few Black Republicans in Congress in recent years,...

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'Big Little Lies' author has new novel out in September

Jan. 27, 2021 10:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The new novel from “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty will be a story of family, tennis and a mysterious absence. Henry Holt announced Wednesday that Moriarty's “Apples Never Fall” comes out Sept. 14. Its characters include retired tennis coaches Stan and...

FILE - Lawrence Wright attends the Hulu 2017 Upfront Presentation on May 3, 2017, in New York. One of the first book-length inside accounts of the worldwide spread of COVID-19 will be coming out in June. Wright's

Lawrence Wright's 'The Plague Year' to release in June

Jan. 27, 2021 7:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the first book-length inside accounts of the coronavirus pandemic will be coming out in June. Lawrence Wright's “The Plague Year," which builds on a New Yorker story that ran earlier this month, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf on June 8. Wright told The Associated Press...

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Review: A military writer topples the Robert E. Lee statue

Jan. 26, 2021 1:07 PM EST

“Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause,” by Ty Seidule (St. Martin’s Press) Few authors can say they have lived their story with quite the same authority as Ty Seidule, retired U.S. Army brigadier general and professor emeritus of history at the...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Jan. 26, 2021 12:04 PM EST

Nonfiction 1. A Promised Land by Barack Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 3. How to Train Your Mind by Chris Bailey, narrated by the author (Audible Originals) 4. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the...

Apple Books-Top-10

Jan. 26, 2021 12:02 PM EST

US Bestseller List - Paid Books: Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - Publisher 1. The Invitation by Vi Keeland - 9781951045425 - C. Scott Publishing Corp. 2. Bridgerton Collection Volume 1 by Julia Quinn - 9780063045118 - Avon 3. Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner - 9781524745059 - Penguin Publishing Group...

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Goade becomes first Native American to win Caldecott Medal

Jan. 25, 2021 9:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children's picture story, cited for “We Are Water Protectors," a celebration of nature and condemnation of the “black snake” Dakota Access Pipeline. "I...

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Review: 'Tropic of Stupid' continues slapstick-noir series

Jan. 25, 2021 9:57 AM EST

“Tropic of Stupid,” by Tim Dorsey (William Morrow) “Tropic of Stupid,” the 24th novel in Tim Dorsey’s series featuring obsessive-compulsive psychopath Serge Storms, finds the anti-hero and his drugged out sidekick, Colman, zipping around their beloved Florida in a borrowed...

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Review: New volume brings together 12 Joan Didion essays

Jan. 25, 2021 9:12 AM EST

“Let Me Tell You What I Mean,” by Joan Didion (Alfred A. Knopf) Back in 1968, Joan Didion identified a problem with the mainstream media. “The only American newspapers that do not leave me in the grip of a profound physical conviction that the oxygen has been cut off from my brain, very...