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Demi Moore Deals; Steve Jobs Crows; & Kindle Readers Highlight: Weekend Reading

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Demi Moore Reportedly Sells Memoir for $2 Million

200px-GhostA.jpgActress Demi Moore has sold her memoir to HarperCollins. According to Crain’s NY, the star of Ghost and G.I. Jane sold her book for over $2 million.

Moore is represented by agent Luke Janklow, and she has earned 2.7 million followers on Twitter. To help you speculate about the contents of Moore’s proposal, we collected some writing samples from her Twitter page.

Here’s more from the subscription-only article: “According to several publishing executives, Ms. Moore met only with those houses willing to bid at least $1 million. But to the surprise of some editors who met with her, the book she wants to write is primarily about her own mother, Virginia King, a longtime alcoholic with whom Ms. Moore had a notoriously difficult relationship.”

Demi Moore Shopping a Book Proposal

200px-GhostA.jpgPerhaps inspired by the support of her 2.7 million Twitter followers, Demi Moore is shopping a book proposal.

Here’s more from USA Today: “Moore’s agent, Luke Janklow, confirmed Monday that the actress is working on a memoir and is meeting with publishers in New York … Moore has three daughters with former husband Bruce Willis. She married Ashton Kutcher in 2005.”

To help you speculate about the contents of Moore’s proposal, here are some excerpts from her Twitter page, Mrs. Kutcher.

“thr R 3 major things that R hard 4 ppl 2 share $$, time & emotions. 2day master them all; share yr $$ share yr time & share yr heart -Sharbi”

“2day is a day of appreciation. Treat ppl arnd U special 2day. Don’t just think abt how U appreciate them but show them how U appreciate”

“All pregnant women are beautiful! RT Claudia Schiffer vs. Demi Moore: Who Looks Better Nude and Pregnant?” (Via Publishers Lunch)