When it came to Amy Schumer’s multi-million book deal with Simon & Schuster, it was all about perfect timing. The comedian actually sold a book of personal essays to HarperCollins two years ago, but pulled out of the deal. Good thing she did, because she ended up making millions more.
After an absence, Page Six gossip columnist Richard Johnson is back at the New York Post, and his most recent column is about Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, the Cleveland kidnapping survivors. But wait, you say. There's no gossip there, that's a news story. Not in Richard Johnson's world.
Shonda Rhimes, the genius behind such pulpy network hits like Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal, is now making the leap from the small screen to the written page. Today, news broke that Rhimes inked a deal to write her memoir with Simon & Schuster.
Just when you thought that it was time to give up on books entirely — really, who needs them when TV is so good — Mindy Kaling has announced that she will begin penning her second collection of memoirs while on hiatus from The Mindy Project, which recently got the greenlight for its second season.
Remember Dara-Lynn Weiss, that super cool, chillaxed mom who forced her 7-year-old daughter onto a Weight Watchers-style diet, shamed her into losing sixteen pounds, then wrote that shitty essay about it that appeared in the April issue of Vogue? Of course you do — you cut out her article and use it as parenting…
Did you miss her? She'll be back in August 2011 with a book that will go "behind the scenes of her race for the Senate and embody O'Donnell's identification with America's frustrations and concerns with the current political climate."
It's never fun to return to work after a sojourn in the South Pacific, but my arrival back on American soil has been made sweeter with this news: Jezebel contributor Lizzie Skurnick has sold a nonfiction title inspired by her increasingly-popular Friday feature about beloved, classic children's and young adult books, …