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Billy Corgan Writing ‘Spiritual Memoir’

Rolling Stone broke the news that Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman Billy Corgan is writing a “spiritual memoir.”

In the article, Corgan (pictured, via) described his struggle to write: “I’ve decided to write this on my own, which is complete insanity. I try to spend about an hour a day on the book, which is the time I would usually put towards music writing. So that means I have to find that hour, because I won’t give up that music writing time.”

Corgan has managed to find time to share spiritual thoughts on Twitter. Recently, he tweeted: “When the arrow shot is true, whatever poison it is dipped in first doesn’t matter, for it’s strike can only bring forth love.” He also tweeted: “life is good, love is magik, live in the present and let God guide you home! there is no past, there is no future…”

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Denise Oswald Joins It Books as Senior Editor

Denise Oswald has joined the It Books as senior editor.

Oswald (pictured, via) was the former Soft Skull Press editorial director. She also helmed the Faber and Faber list at Farrar, Straus and Giroux for more than ten years.  Her authors included: Anne Carson, Billy Corgan, Neil LaBute, Jonathan Lethem, and Courtney Love.

During her tenure at Soft Skull, we covered Oswald’s Roller Derby book deal and her decision to publish a novel that was first serialized on Twitter.