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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Book Deal for College Kids' "Twitterature"

The Twitter revolution continues apace as two 19-year-old college freshman just sold "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books, Now Presented in Twenty Tweets or Less" to Penguin.
Penguin's John Siciliano bought the book, and the deal was brokered by Brian DeFiore at DeFiore and Company. According to LA Observed, the book will be "a humorous retelling" of literary classics in 140-characters or less. The book was pitched by Emmett Rensin (who is the son of David Rensin, a LA Observed writer) and Alex Aciman.

Here's more from the website: "Like any good revolution, this one started in a college dormitory. Sitting in our suite at the end of another long day at the University of Chicago, we had an epiphany of the sort that many men wait for until their golden years, and which for too many others never comes before the grave. What, we asked, are the grandest ventures of our or any generation? And what, to give this a bit more focus, best expresses the souls of 21st century Americans?”

Oprah Book 'Say You're One of Them'

Oprah Winfrey announced that Say You’re One of Them by Nigeran author Uwem Akpan is the first story collection to be featured in her book club. Each of the five stories in the collection “left me gasping,” Winfrey said, in explaining why she chose the book.

Charlotte Abbott -- Publishers Weekly

50 Cent's Book, The 50th Law, on Wall Street Journal's Best Seller Lis


1. "Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin" by Kathy Griffin (Ballantine Books)
2. "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, Simone Beck, and Sidonie Coryn (Alfred A. Knopf)
3. "Culture of Corruption: Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies" by Michelle Malkin (Regnery Publishing)
4. "Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown and Company)
5. "In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect" by Ronald Kessler (Crown)
6. "The Conversation: How Black Men and Women can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships" by Hill Harper (Gotham)
7. "StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths" by Tom Rath (Gallup Press)
8. "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow (Hyperion)
9. "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment" by Steve Harvey (Amistad)
10. "The 50th Law" by 50 Cent and Robert Greene (HarperStudio)
11. "A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity" by Bill O'Reilly (Broadway)
12. "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto" by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions)
13. "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen" by Christopher McDougall (Knopf)
14. "Strength in What Remains" by Tracy Kidder (Random House)
15. "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn (Knopf)