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Laguna Beach Author Says She is Now a ‘Belieber’

This must have made for some interesting dinner table conversation.

Cathleen Falsani, until recently a religion writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, has written a book about Justin Bieber. She also happens to share a marital household in Laguna Beach with Maurice Possley, a much lauded Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist. FishbowlLA would have loved to have been a fly on the OC wall when the topic turned to the Biebs.

Perhaps Possley had a hand in shaping the tone of the book. Due in stores September 27, Belieber! Faith, Fame and the Heart of Justin Bieber focuses on the teen sensation’s apparently unshakable spiritual beliefs. Insists Falsani: “Justin has a message beyond what many critics quickly dismiss as ‘puppy love.’ It is above love, God’s love for everyone. And his fans are listening.”

Falsani’s previous tome was The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers. In the spirt of Bieber’s very generous charitable acts, part of the proceeds from Belieber! will be donated by Worthy Publishing to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Update – 08/24/11: As to our conjecture about Possley possibly acting as a Bieber foil, Falsani has quickly tweeted that he “had nothing to do with the book.”

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