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The Stats Don’t Lie, But He Got The Deal Anyway

Shows you what I know: back in July, when the Jared Paul Stern payola scandal was still hot, I sniffed at the prospect of his book proposal landing anywhere. But it looks like this eagle has found a nesting place in the form of Touchstone Fireside, a division ofSimon & Schuster for a reported six figures, as Gawker broke yesterday and the New York Observer backs up this morning.

John Brockman brokered the deal, selling the proposal to Touchstone Fireside’s publisher, Mark Gompertz. “I thought I’d shake things up a little bit,” he said, sounding like his tongue lodged firmly into his cheek. “My life was really dull. I didn’t have anyone sniffing through my garbage, so I thought I’d fix that.” That said, the likelihood of anyone outside Manhattan (perhaps even midtown) caring a whit about what Stern might reveal is rather minimal, but if S&S has money to burn, so be it…

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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.