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Melissa Rivers Announces New Book About Late Mother Joan Rivers..

The death of famed comedienne Joan Rivers rocked the entertainment industry last year, and now her daughter Melissa Rivers has written a book in her honor.

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Melissa told People, “In our family we always believed that laughter was the best medicine. I wanted to write a book that would make my mother laugh. I hope it makes you laugh, too.”

Joan Rivers was known all over the world—from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows.

But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand.  Her daughter and best friend, Melissa.


The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation

Joan and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time.  If you think Joan said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian, you won’t believe what she said and did in private.

Her love for her daughter knew no bounds—or boundaries, apparently. (“Melissa, I acknowledge that you have boundaries.In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, 

Melissa Rivers relates funny, poignant and irreverent observations, thoughts, and tales about the woman who raised her and is the reason she considers valium one of the four basic food groups.

Celebrity Memoirs 2015 – List Of 8 Of Your Favorite Stars Releasing Books This Year..

According to the IB Times reports, the year 2015 will be chock-full of delicious,celebrity-written books. Check out the eight memoirs and novels written by your favorite stars that will be making their debut this year. Happy reading!

1. Burt Reynolds

The 78-year-old actor with the iconic mustache and legendary sex life is ready to tell all in his memoir, “But Enough About Me,” which is set for release in the fall of 2015.

2. Laverne Cox

“The Orange is the New Black” star will be sharing her own story in 2015 with the release of her tell-all memoir.

3. Kim Kardashian

Kim’s ready for her close up! The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”star will be putting her best cheek forward in 2015 with a sultry, selfie-ridden book, titled “Kim Kardashian Selfish.” The idea for the book, set to be released in April, came to her while making a sexy gift for her husband, Kanye West.

4. J. Ivy

The HBO Def Poet and Grammy-award winning rapper will be releasing his memoir, “Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain,” on Jan. 27

5. Mary-Louise Parker

The “Weeds” actress will be releasing her autobiography, “Dear Mr.You,” in fall 2015. The memoir will discuss her experiences, letter by letter, as Parker writes notes to the significant men in her life.

6. Nick Cannon

If you love poetry and Nick Cannon, this is the book for you! According to reports, the artist will be releasing a book of poems for children, “Neon Aliens,” which will be published by Scholastic in March 2015.

7. Aziz Ansari 

The “Parks and Recreation” star and comedian will be bringing the laughs in 2015 with his book.
“The untitled book will provide an investigation into what Ansari argues is an entirely new era for singles, in which the basic issues facing a single person — whom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens next

8. Jon Cryer

The actor, best known for his role on the long-running CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” will be releasing a memoir in spring 2015 through publishing company New American Library. Cryer told the Hollywood Reporter what fans can anticipate from his book.

5 Dark Must Reads if you Loved ‘Gone Girl’..

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl was released in paperback last week nearly two years after its initial release. In publishing terms that means it’s a monster, gigantic hit, but that shouldn’t be a surprise to the numbers of people who’ve read it.

But once you’ve read Flynn’s Gone Girl, and her other books, Dark Places and Sharp Objects,  you`re probably looking for similar books featuring complicated females and irresistible mystery.

Books by Gillian Flynn

Here are 5 books that will definitely scratch that itch :)

1.) A gripping novel full of suspense and pathos that Dennis Lehane calls an “electrifying, tomahawk missile of a thriller.”

Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet

Patrick Cusimano’s father killed a boy while driving drunk. Now Patrick is
working at a grubby convenience store, and he and his brother, Mike, are the town pariahs. Caro, Mike’s girlfriend, is running from her own painful past, with no idea what she’s running toward. Layla Elshere is a
goth teenager who befriends Patrick for reasons he doesn’t understand and doesn’t trust.

2.) A darkly compelling novel that explores the taboo subject of pupil/teacher relationships, obsession and betrayal

What Was She Thinking? by Zoe Heller

From the first day that the beguiling Sheba Hart joins the staff of St George’s history teacher Barbara Covett is convinced she has found a kindred spirit. Barbara’s loyalty to her new friend is passionate and unstinting and when Sheba is discovered having an illicit affair with one of her pupils, Barbara quickly elects herself as Sheba’s chief defender. But all is not as it first seems in this dark story and, as Sheba will soon discover, a friend can be just as treacherous as any lover.

3.) A powerfully gripping, intensely emotional story

And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman

In the comfortable suburb where she lives, Heloise is just a mom, the youngish widow with a forgettable job who somehow never misses her son’s soccer games or school plays.

But in discrete hotel rooms throughout the area, she’s the woman of your dreams – if you can afford her hourly fee.

For more than a decade, Heloise has believed her unorthodox life to be a safe one; rigidly compartmentalized, maintaining no real friendships and trusting very few people. But now this secret life is under siege. Her once oblivious accountant is asking loaded questions about her business. Her longtime protector is hinting at new, mysterious dangers. Her employees can no longer be trusted. Her ex, the one who doesn’t know he’s the father of her son, is appealing his life sentence. And, one county over, another so-called ‘suburban madam’ has been found dead in her car, an apparent suicide…

4.) A book about “total authority and an almost desperate intensity,”

 Dare Me by Megan Abbott

Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy’s best friend and trusted lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers. Now they’re seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls — until the young new coach arrives.

5.) A Riveting Literary Mystery

Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda

It’s summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see.

And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore; semi-conscious in the weeds.
This shocking event will echo through the lives of a diverse cast of Red Hook residents. Fadi, the Lebanese bodega owner, hopes that his shop will be the place to share neighborhood news and troll for information about June’s disappearance. Cree, just beginning to pull it together after his father’s murder, unwittingly makes himself the chief suspect, but an enigmatic and elusive guardian is determined to keep him safe.

Girl with Dragon Tattoo series sequel to hit bookstores in August..

The adventures of Stieg Larsson’s cyberpunk hacker heroine Lisbeth Salander will continue this summer.

The first sequel to Larsson’s bestselling Millennium trilogy, which began with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, has been completed by fellow Swedish author David Lagercrantz and is slated to hit bookstore shelves on August 27.

Lagercrantz took over the saga after Larsson died of a heart attack in 2004 at age 50. The fast-paced crime/thriller novels are hugely popular and inspired several critically acclaimed film adaptations by both Swedish and American studios.

Lagercrantz’s first foray into the series is called That Which Does Not Kill, and will go on sale in at least 35 countries. The books have sold nearly 80 million copies, according to publisher Norstedts.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson


Kristin Kreuk lists five books that have shaped her life..

Kristin Kreuk , a well known actress just can’t escape the world of books. Some of her accomplishments are playing Lana Lang in the Superman-inspired TV series Smallville, playing the title character in the Snow White television movie and, most recently, nabbing a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress in January 2015 for her role in the CW’s Beauty and the Beast.

Kristin simply loves to read.According to our source CBC Books Kristin mentioned 5 books that have helped shaped her life.

The book that got her through a difficult time

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

“I read Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love at a time when I felt particularly isolated and strange. It was perfect. Geek Love
is a celebration of those aspects of our personalities that are
bizarre, strange and out of the ordinary. It is also a story of family –
albeit a family of genetically warped circus geeks — and all the
wonderful and twisted aspects of that.” states Kristin

 

 

 

 

 

 


The first book she remembers reading

Anne of Green Gables by
L.M. Montgomery

“The first book that I actually remember reading was Anne of Green Gables
How very Canadian of me. Obviously I remember reading books prior to
that, but this was the first time I was pulled deeply into another world
and profoundly affected by a character. Anne Shirley was not only who I
wanted to be — a fiercely independent girl filled with writerly
impulses — she also spoke to the ways in which I felt like an outsider,
and gave some shape to my nostalgia and joy and sadness. Every journal
from that time is steeped in Anne Shirley.

 

 

 

 

 


The book she recommends to friends

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

“Lately it has to be Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. This
novel is written with such consideration and wisdom. Each word is filled with layers of meaning and beauty. It is a book that I want to chew on.The way Ms. Robinson writes of the permanence of loss and the impermanence of life and relationships speaks right to my heart. So I decided that everyone would feel the same way. Ha.”

 

 

 

 

 

 


The book that made her a poetry fan

Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“A Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti was my first poetry collection. And I just loved it. This book propelled me into poetry. I loved the rhythm of the language, the feeling he conjured of a place and time, his humour and his politics. His words made me feel
lifted and potent. I am endlessly grateful to Ferlinghetti for opening the door into this world.”

 

 

 

 


The book that took her a long time to come around to – but she’s happy she finally did..

Palestine by Joe Sacco

“More than a book, an entire genre; I had avoided comic books and graphic
novels my entire reading career. A person very dear to me successfully
lured me into the comic world with Joe Sacco’s Palestine. I tore
through the book and proceeded to build a mini collection of graphic
novels. This form is cinematic, intimate and infinitely creative”

‘Divergent’ author Veronica Roth Set to Write New Series..

Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown.

The “Divergent” author is set to write a new two-book series, according to source ‘The Associated Press’. The books currently are untitled, with the first one expected in 2017 and the next in 2018.

Roth and her publisher offered few specifics, but stated that the series is in “the vein of ‘Star Wars'” and will tell of a boy’s “unlikely alliance” with an enemy.

“Both characters are desperate to escape their oppressive lives, and they help each other attain what they most desire: for one, redemption, and the other, revenge,” the publisher announced.

The Divergent trilogy was completed in 2013 and a hit motion picture was adapted from the 1st book and quickly earned more than $100 million at the box office. Three more movies are planned.

The movie “Insurgent” will be released March 20.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano Reveals All in Autobiography!!

The 47 year old Gina Liano is popularly known for her diva antics in the reality tv series The Real Housewives of Melbourne and now Gina gives her fans insight to her fascinating life that she leads when she`s not filming for her show.

In her autobiography `Fearless’ which is set to hit stores in April , Gina divulges some of her deepest , darkest secrets.

he feisty brunette is set to open up on her childhood, her career as a criminal barrister and life as a single mother as well as her two failed marriages and life-threatening battle with cancer.

Gina – who was one of four children – was raised in Brighton, Victoria, along with her two famous sisters, designers, Bettina and Teresa after their mother’s passion for fashion rubbed off on them.

The three girls went into business together in 1985 and started running a chain of designer boutiques, but Gina’s career in fashion was short-lived as she later decided to go into law.

According to sources from a social networking site Gina stated ‘Here it is!! My autobiography. Loved writing it and hope you love reading it.’

Fearless: My Life, My Way by Gina Liano

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George R.R Martin`s ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ to be released in October..

Fans face a long wait for the sixth novel in the bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series, but a new edition of three previously anthologized novellas set in the Game of Thrones world is due in October.

 A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Another year of waiting for The Winds of Winter to blow is in store for fans of George RR Martin,
as his publisher confirmed there are no plans for the much-anticipated latest volume from his A Song of Ice and Fire series to appear in 2015.Instead, readers will have to comfort themselves with an illustrated edition of three previously anthologized novellas set in the world of Westeros.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms takes place nearly a century before the bloody events of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, when the Iron Throne was still held by the Targaryens. Out in October, it is a
compilation of the first three official prequel novellas to the series, The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight, never before collected, and now set for release in a new illustrated edition.