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James Franco Scores Scribner Deal

pineapple-express-franco-poster.jpgActor James Franco, star of “Milk,” “Pineapple Express,” and the upcoming Allen Ginsburg biopic, will publish a book of short stories with Scribner. The deal was negotiated by Richard Abate from Endeavor.

According to Fox News, Franco is currently studying writing at New York University and Columbia University. Last year, GalleyCat peeked inside one of Franco’s creative writing classes.

Here’s more from the article: “At age 30, [Franco] takes his writing career seriously, and has even turned down acting work to continue with his education. Publishing also runs in the family. Franco’s mom, Betsy Franco, is a well known bestselling children’s book author.” (Via Gawker)

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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.