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The Onion Publishes Joe Biden Autobiography

Vice President Joe Biden will star in an “autobiography (of sorts)” from satirical newspaper, The Onion.

Based on several past articles that The Onion  has printed about Biden, The President of Vice is a $2.99 Amazon Kindle Single.

The Onion writer posing as Biden will answer questions on Reddit today with starting 3 p.m. EST.

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Amazon Election Map Shows Political Races Based On Book Sales

President Barack Obama‘s memoir The Audacity of Hope has sold more copies than presidential contender Mitt Romney‘s No Apology: The Case for American Greatness in the last 30 days, according to Amazon’s new election heat map.

According to the map, when pitted against each other, Obama’s book holds 64 percent of purchases, where as Romney’s book has only 36 percent. At the same time, “red” books are outselling “blue” books in most states on Amazon’s map.

On the flip side, Republican running mate Paul Ryan‘s book Young Guns, which he co-wrote with Eric Cantor, is much more popular than vice president Joe Biden‘s book Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics. Ryan’s book has garnered 94 percent of sales when put up against Biden’s book.

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Kathryn & Ross Petras On Assembling a ‘Modern’ Poetry Collection

Happy National Poetry Month! All throughout April, we interviewed poets about working in the digital age. To end the month, we spoke with brother-sister writing team Kathryn & Ross Petras.

Many have come to know the Petras siblings for the The Stupidest Things website and companion books. They recently edited a collection of modern poetry culled from politicians, reality TV stars and music recording artists.

Workman Publishing released The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry: Timeless ‘Poems’ By Snooki, John Boehner, Kanye West and Other Well-Versed Celebrities earlier this month. Follow this link to access their blog and read pieces from Twilight Saga actor Robert Pattinson, former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and pop star Ke$ha.

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Jill Biden Inks Picture Book Deal at Simon & Schuster

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of vice president Joe Biden, landed a deal with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for her picture book, Don’t Forget Nana, God Bless Our Troops. Publication is set for June.

Biden’s proceeds from the book will be donated to charity organizations that support military families. Williams & Connolly LLP attorney Robert B. Barnett negotiated the deal with publisher Jon Anderson. Paula Wiseman will edit the book.

Here’s more from the release: “Inspired by the real life experiences of the Biden family, Don’t Forget Nana, God Bless Our Troops will be told through the eyes of Vice President Joe and Jill Biden’s granddaughter, Natalie Biden. The story is inspired by Natalie’s life at home when her father was deployed. Natalie’s father, Beau Biden, is a Major in the Delaware Army National Guard and was deployed to Iraq for a year. Readers will follow Natalie’s experience as she learns to cope with missing her father and finds comfort in the kindness of members of her community, including teachers and neighbors, and the strength and pride that she and her mother and brother felt from being part of a military family.”

Julianne Moore to Play Sarah Palin

Actress Julianne Moore will play former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in HBO’s adaptation of John Heilemann and Mark Halperin‘s book, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jay Roach will direct and Danny Strong will write the script. Here’s more from TVNewser: “HBO optioned Game Change last January. No word yet on who will play the other TV news personalities mentioned in the book.”

Anybody wish they picked Saturday Night Live veteran Tina Fey? Heilemann and Halperin interviewed more than 300 people to write Game Change (2010). The book had three parts: part one covered the Democratic primaries, part two looked at the Republican primaries, and part three examined the race between Barack Obama and John McCain.