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Posts Tagged ‘Jersey Shore’

Snookie To Publish Her Second Novel Next Year

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi will be writing a second book. CNN reports that Simon & Schuster plans to release Gorilla Beach on May 15, 2012.

Here’s more about the book: “Giovanna ‘Gia’ Spumanti and her cousin Isabella ‘Bella’ Rizzoli are going to have the sexiest summer ever. While they couldn’t be more different—pint-size Gia is a carefree, outspoken party girl and Bella is a tall, slender athlete who always holds her tongue—for the next month they’re ready to pouf up their hair, put on their stilettos, and soak up all that Seaside Heights, New Jersey, has to offer: hot guidos, cool clubs, fried Oreos, and lots of tequila.’”

In her author video, Polizzi (pictured, via) did say that she wanted to write more books in the future. When her first novel, A Shore Thing, was first released in January, one publishing executive told The Hollywood Reporter: “The book didn’t do as well as it could have because rather than a tell-all, it was disguised as a novel.” (Via Sarah Weinman)

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Books for Troops, Alan Rickman Reads & Bookstore Survival Secrets: Top Publishing Headlines of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, we’ve collected the ten most popular publishing stories of the week–ranging from romance novel heroes to sharing books with our troops to Jersey Shore‘s classical remix (video embedded above).

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1. Nontraditional Ways To Promote Your Book
2. Top 20 Facebook Apps for Book Lovers
3. Most Popular Professions for Romance Novel Heroes
4. Independent Bookstores Share Survival Secrets
5. How To Share Books with Troops Overseas
6. Are Greek Myths the Next Trend for Teens?
7. Navy SEAL Memoir Expected to Generate Great Interest
8. Shakespeare & Company’s Bookstore Cat Monty Has Died
9. Jersey Shore Meets Oscar Wilde
10. Alan Rickman Reads ‘Sonnet 130′ by William Shakespeare

Jersey Shore Meets Oscar Wilde

Tired of reading about Jersey Shore book deals? Literature has finally struck back.

In the video embedded above, two stars of an Oscar Wilde play on Broadway launched a video series–reading Jersey Shore dialogue in the style of Wilde’s play.

Here’s more about the video: “What if the characters of Broadway’s The Importance of Being Earnest traveled through a time warp and woke up on the beach with Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the gang of MTV’s Jersey Shore? In an exclusive video series created for Playbill by ‘Earnest’ stars Santino Fontana and David Furr, the Roundabout Theatre Company cast puts ‘Jersey’ in the mouths of Oscar Wilde’s famed Britons. Think of it as a comedy of bad manners.” (Via)

Review Jersey Shore Star’s Book in One Sentence

Sometimes a special kind of celebrity book will actually anticipate bad reviews before they are written.

Jersey Shore star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino will publish his first book next month, Here’s the Situation: A Guide to Creeping on Chicks, Avoiding Grenades, and Getting in Your GTL on the Jersey Shore. Jezebel summed up the book in a zinging headline: “The Literary Equivalent Of An Ed Hardy Tee.”

The post features excerpts from the book, and The Situation baits (and then taunts) critics. Add your snappy one-sentence review of his upcoming book in the comments section.

Here’s more an excerpt: “Whenever you attempt to do something extraordinary in your life,whenever you put yourself out there in an attempt to succeed and in turn risk falling flat on your face, there are going to be people on the sidelines second-guessing you and making fun of you as a mechanism to disguise their own fear and envy for the life they’re watching you achieve. Those people are called haters. Attention, haters: It’s been a lot longer than fifteen minutes.”