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Posts Tagged ‘Rick Santorum’

Jeremy Lin Spawns New Literary Genre

Yahoo News interviewed this GalleyCat editor about a crop of rushed books about basketball star Jeremy Lin. We singled out “Jeremy Lin: Advice from Sun Tzu on Basketball and the Art of War!!!“–a $1.99 “e-pamphlet” that basically repackages quotes from a public domain classic and addresses them to “modern day basketball warrior Jeremy Lin.”

We do not recommend buying this eBook, but we think it has created a new literary genre: “The possibilities for this mash-up genre are literally endless: ‘How Sherlock Holmes Solved the Amanda Knox Case!!!’ or ‘What Rick Santorum Can Learn from the Poetry of Walt Whitman!!!’”

What famous public domain books should be repackaged as advice books for celebrities? Share your suggestions (complete with triple exclamation points) at the #linerature hashtag, we’ll post our favorites.

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Iowa Caucuses: Free Book Samples from the Republian Candidates

Tonight the whole country will keep an eye on Iowa caucuses as Republican candidates battle to win their party’s presidential nomination at 99 conventions around Iowa.

This year, the five major contenders in Iowa all happen to be writers. Follow the links below to read free book samples by the candidates competing in the Iowa caucuses.

Mitt Romney No Apology: The Case for American Greatness

Ron Paul The Revolution: A Manifesto

Rick Santorum It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good

Newt Gingrich A Nation Like No Other:Why American Exceptionalism Matters

Rick Perry Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington

Michele Bachmann Core of Conviction: My Story

 

4 Serious Republican Presidential Candidates & Authors on Fox News Payroll

A Politico article recently pointed out that Fox News has four serious Republican contenders for the 2012 Presidential election on its payroll: Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee. What do you think?

In addition to being Fox News contributors, all four political figures are authors as well. Palin wrote the bestselling memoir, Going Rogue. Huckabee most recently wrote A Simple Christmas. Santorum wrote It Takes a Family. Gingrich most recently wrote To Save America.

Politico explored the tricky problem: “With the exception of Mitt Romney, Fox now has deals with every major potential Republican presidential candidate not currently in elected office … At issue are basic matters of political and journalistic fairness and propriety. With Fox effectively becoming the flagship network of the right and, more specifically, the tea party movement, the four Republicans it employs enjoy an unparalleled platform from which to speak directly to primary voters who will determine the party’s next nominee.”