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Ted Danson Scores a Book Deal with Rodale Books

supporter_ted_01.jpgTed Danson, the actor immortalized by his role as a bartender in the sitcom, Cheers, will write a book for Rodale Books that takes a “celebratory and cautionary look at the world’s oceans.”

David Kuhn of Kuhn Projects negotiated the deal, and Rodale publishing director, Colin Dickerman, acquired world rights. It is scheduled for winter 2011. Danson helped create the American Oceans Campaign in the 1980s, and has a history of activism in the field. In a meta-fictional twist, Danson now co-stars in “Bored to Death,” a television show written by a novelist about the imaginary life of a writer.

Here’s more from the release: “[In] 1987, while walking along the California coastline with his daughter and seeing a ‘Beach Closed’ sign, that the issue really hit home. Danson was saddened to find himself having to explain that pollution was responsible for the closing of the beach. Since then, he’s made it his mission to ensure that those conversations don’t continue to happen. Written with award-winning journalist Mike D’Orso, Danson’s book represents a culmination of more than two decades of study, activism, and teaching and will provide a decisive, inspiring, and hopeful look at one of the most important environmental concerns of our time.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.