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12,000 Copies of Ricky Gervais Pop-Up Book Disappear

0763647810.jpgMore than 12,000 copies of a pop-up book written by comedian Ricky Gervais disappeared while in route to an Indiana warehouse–$240,000 worth of books are now missing. The police are investigating.

Published by Candlewick Press, Flanimals Pop-Up was written by the star of the British television series, The Office and illustrated by Rob Steen. The book launches on March 9, 2010.

The publisher sent along a statement from Gervais about the crime: “This is obviously a misguided Flanimal Rights Group or an organized gang of 8 year olds. Just like the books, the thieves will fold under questioning.”

According to the company, the book hijacking has all the trappings of a heist movie: “The shipment of more than 12,000 copies was printed overseas and delivered by ship to a West Coast port in the United States. The books were then transported by train and were transferred to a trucker at the railhead as scheduled. While the trucker was en route to the warehouse he made a stop; when the trucker returned he discovered the container of Flanimals Pop-Up was missing.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.