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Celebrities Serve as Readers on Amy Poehler’s Audiobook

Yes Please AudioSaturday Night Live alum Amy Poehler has enlisted several celebrity friends to serve as narrators for the audiobook edition of her memoir, Yes Please.

The participating readers include Sir Patrick Stewart, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Kathleen Turner, and Poehler’s parents. It also includes a recording of Poehler’s one night only live performance at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

The Wall Street Journal has posted a SoundCloud clip with Stewart reading Poehler’s haiku about plastic surgery. Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, released the audiobook, the eBook, and the hardcover book yesterday.

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Stephen Colbert Wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

america againComedian Stephen Colbert won this year’s Best Spoken Word Album Grammy for the America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t audiobook.

Hachette Audio released it on October 02, 2012. The four other nominees were Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls author David Sedaris, The Storm King author Pete Seeger, Carol and Me author Carol Burnett, and Still Foolin’ ‘Em author Billy Crystal.

Past winners in this category include Society’s Child author Janis Ian, If You Ask Me (and of Course You Won’t) author Betty White, and Earth (The Book) author Jon Stewart & The Daily Show writers. This marks the second time Colbert won a Grammy Award; he snatched up a Grammy in 2010 for Best Comedy Album.

Carol Burnett to Publish a Book about Her Daughter

Actress and author Carol Burnett has landed a book deal with Simon & Schuster to publish Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story. The memoir will explore her “relationship with her daughter Carrie Hamilton, an actress and writer who died of cancer in 2002 at the age of 38.”

Phyllis Wender of The Gersh Agency negotiated the deal with executive editor Trish Todd. The book will be released in April 2013. Burnett published This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection (pictured) in 2010 with Crown Publishing Group’s Harmony Books imprint.

Here’s more from the release: “The memoir recounts Burnett’s memories of raising her oldest child, including Hamilton’s struggle with and recovery from drug addiction as a teenager, their co-writing of the Broadway production “Hollywood Arms,” and Hamilton’s fight with cancer.  The book includes Carol Burnett’s personal diary entries and a story Hamilton was writing shortly before she died, entitled ‘Sunrise in Memphis.’”