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Mika Brzezinski Lands Book Deal for Her Second Book

Author and MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski has inked a deal for Knowing Your Value with Weinstein Books (in partnership with Perseus Books Group)–an “in-depth look at how successful women today have achieved their deserved recognition and financial worth.”

The book will come out in April 2011. Weinstein Books publisher Judy Hottensen and Perseus Book Group CEO David Steinberger acquired the book. Brzezinski (pictured, via) published her first book, All Things At Once,  through the same publishing partnership.

The book will feature interviews with  President Barack Obama‘s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, writer and director Nora Ephron,  broadcaster Joy Behar, and others. Brzezinski had this statement: “Knowing my own value has been a personal career obstacle and after talking with some of the most successful women out there, I know I’m not alone with this struggle.”

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Oprah Winfrey Supporters Won’t Book Kitty Kelley and Her Unauthorized Biography

kitty23.pngIn an interview with the NY Times, biographer Kitty Kelley (pictured) alleged that some of television’s biggest shows would not book Kelley to promote her upcoming unauthorized biography of Oprah Winfrey.

Here’s an excerpt: “In promoting this book, we have already been told by Barbara Walters‘s producer, No, you cannot be on The View, I cannot disrupt my relationship with Oprah. Joy Behar, the same thing. Charlie Rose; Larry King said, I will not do it, it might upset Oprah. Even David Letterman.”

UPDATE: A CNN insider told us this afternoon: “Larry King hasn’t spoken with Kitty Kelley in five years.”

Kelley’s 544-page biography of Winfrey’s life debuts on April 13. Kelley has written juicy books about the Bush family, Nancy Reagan, and Frank Sinatra and many other public figures. In mid-April, mediabistro.com will feature an exclusive Media Beat interview with the biographer about this book. In addition, here’s an old Larry King interview with the author.