Back from Miami: Tom Wolfe is back with another big city novel

Back from Miami: Tom Wolfe is back with another big city novel - The Washington Post: " . . . You don’t have to ask what Wolfe’s been up to the past few years. For the most part, it’s in the book. Not just a strip club, but City Hall and Little Havana, the Miami Art Museum and Fisher Island. A favorite memory was when police let him ride on a “Safe Boat” around Biscayne Bay. “These things race across the water at 45 miles an hour, which is fast when you’re on the water, and these boats are unsinkable. Nobody has ever been able to turn one over. The bottom of the boat was like an enormous mattress. It was built for safety, and that gave me the idea for the whole first chapter of the book,” he says, adding that another highlight was witnessing the Columbus Day Regatta. “Unfortunately, when I went, the police had begun to crack down. It was no longer an orgy on the water. They used to line up boats, as many as 10-12 boats lashed together, so you had one enormous uneven deck. And they’d have really wild parties, ending with boys and girls down on the deck having at it, and pornographic movies on the big sails of the schooners. . .”

'Spider-Man' co-writer to pen tell-all book on Broadway musical
Los Angeles Times
A co-writer for the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has reportedly accepted abook deal to tell his side of the story of the troubled mega-production. Glen Berger, who wrote thebook for the musical along with Julie Taymor, has inked a ...

Pippa Middleton's party book 'Celebrate' goes on sale in UK
The 30-year-old first time author will not be going on a promotional book tour. Pippa reportedly turned down a handful of lucrative interviews over fears she would be asked about ... Pippa's book "Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and ...

Woman who claimed affair with Herman Cain plans a book
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Ginger White, the former metro Atlanta resident whose claims of an affair with Herman Cain helped force him from the GOP presidential race, now plans a book. In which she plans to describe the former candidate's “physical attributes, scars and marks.” ...

iBooks 3 rolls out with iCloud support and vertical scrolling
So your bookshelves can display any books stored on Apple's cloud along with books saved locally. You can ... You can then swipe the screen to move up and down page by page, an option I found quicker and easier than the default horizontal book layout.

Book buzz: James Cameron to direct 'The Informationist'
Spider-Man tell-all: Playwright Glen Berger has signed a book deal for Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History. R.A. Dickey: The New York Mets pitcher talks about his new books for children in a USA ...

Younger Americans reading the most
Columbus Dispatch
WASHINGTON — The most likely book readers in the United States are high-school students, college-age adults and people in their 30s, with e-book use highest among 30-somethings, according to a survey released yesterday. Seventy-eight percent of ...

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Author to Share Success Story at Westport Writers' Workshop
Sacramento Bee
She will also read excerpts from her memoir, a Barnes and Noble e-Book sensation. Previously ...Something I had never considered before writing the book," said Mandel. After countless rejections by agents, Mandel decided to self-publish her memoir ...

Video discussion: Author Margaret Atwood talks about her new novel
Los Angeles Times
Alert icon. Sign in or sign up now! Alert icon. Loading... Published on Oct 23, 2012 by losangelestimes. More at the Los Angeles Times: Author Margaret Atwood on technology, storytelling, her serial novel "Positron," and other works.

Sharjah book fair to turn spotlight on Pakistan
New York Daily News
Twenty-five authors including popular writer Wasi Shah and about 23 publishers from Pakistan will be participating in the event," said Mohan Kumar, coordinator of the book fair. Internationally acclaimed Indian author and Man Booker Prize winner ...

Apple releases iBooks 3, iBooks Author 2 | TUAW - The Unofficial ...
By Megan Lavey-Heaton
Hours after announcing updates to iBooks and iBooks Author at Tuesday's iPad mini event, Apple has released iBooks 3 through the App Store and iBooks.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Book News: Poetic Ladies, Hobbit Lifespans : The New Yorker
By Andrea DenHoed
A new Pew study shows that sixteen to twenty-nine year olds are still reading books and using libraries, despite knowing how to use computers. A look at the women who have shaped Poetry magazine during its hundred-year-long history.

Writer of 'Spider-Man' Musical Signs a Book Deal -
Simon & Schuster is slated to publish Glen Berger's "Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History" in 2013.

Steals and Deals: Kids' Books, Watches, Clothing and More ...
The second collection is “Junie B.'s Books In a Bus. ... Random House says their book set will be shipped in two weeks at an estimated shipping cost of $9.95.

The Book Bjorn Book Trailer - GalleyCat
In an interesting twist, a new book trailer from The Onion spends more time telling you ... All ...

Flavorwire » 10 of Literature's Greatest Comeback Books
10 of Literature's Greatest Comeback Books ... some critics are heralding his new effort, Back to Blood, which hit bookstores this week, as his comeback book.

MSN Movies | Unfilmable Books
It reminded me, interestingly, of a movie that i needed to read the book in order to ... Published in 2004, author David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas" featured intertwined ...

Hit the books with this year's CNO reading list - Navy News | News ...
There are 17 other books appearing for the first time on the list, and 42 overall. ... Adapting to reader habits, the Navy also is offering more e-book and audiobook ...

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