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Journalist Dave Itzkoff Lands Deal For Robin Williams Biography

Robin Williams (1)New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff has landed a deal with Henry Holt and Company to pen a biography about the late Robin Williams. Williams (pictured, via) had passed on in early August 2014.

Executive editor Paul Golob negotiated the deal with Daniel Greenberg of the Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency. Golob will edit the manuscript. The publisher has not scheduled a release date for the untitled book.

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Nick Offerman Lands Book Deal

Hearty Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman has inked a book deal for a “humorous memoir peppered with salty treatises about the state of manhood” with Penguin’s Dutton imprint.

Paddle Your Own Canoe: Nick Offerman’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living, is scheduled for an October 2013 release. Levine Greenberg Literary Agency agents Monika Verma and Daniel Greenberg negotiated the deal. Executive editor Jill Schwartzman will edit the memoir.

He plays Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, and counts more than 107,000 followers on Twitter.

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MTV VJs Land Book Deal for Oral History

Four MTV VJs inked a book deal with Atria Books today, contributing to an as-yet-untitled oral history providing “uncensored accounts” about the cable network in the 1980s.

GalleyCat readers of a certain age will recognize their names: Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn. In the video embedded above, you can watch Quinn lead a charming segment about Motley Crue. Levine Greenberg Literary Agency agent Daniel Greenberg negotiated the deal with Atria editor Amy Tannenbaum.

Here’s more about the book: “Among the highlights will be the vjs’ never-before-told stories about getting, doing, and ultimately leaving the most coveted job of the decade;  the truth behind Roger Daltrey’s demands to visit MTV; days and nights spent partying with Van Halen; the ‘Paint the Mutha Pink’ contest with John Cougar Mellencamp that went toxic; joining the mile high club while flying to see the band Asia play at the Budokan in Japan; and all true tales of hair styles gone horribly wrong as a new kind of broadcast medium was being created hour by hour and day by day — all perfectly set against the era when you would still call into your answering machine from a pay phone.”

Dave Itzkoff Lands Deal for Book on Making of ‘Network’

New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff has landed a book deal with Times Books to write about the making of Network, a 1976 film that won four Academy Awards and coined the handy phrase, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

Above, we’ve embedded a short clip from the film–it’s a timely piece of cinematic history. Daniel Greenberg of the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency negotiated the deal with Times Books editorial director, Paul Golob.

Here’s more about the book, from the release: “Itzkoff has long been fascinated by the life and career of screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky (who also wrote Marty and The Hospital), and will be drawing on previously unpublished archival material and other original reporting to create a full and revelatory portrait of the movie … Itzkoff will recount the creation of Network from its first stirrings in Chayefsky’s mind to its casting and production to its critical acclaim, capturing the mid-1970s in much the same way as Sam Wasson captured the early 1960s in his 2010 bestseller Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.”