Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Not That Kind of Girl

Lena Dunham's memoir -- though no doubt somewhat fictionalized -- is on sale today. Not That Kind of Girl is also kind of an advice book by the creator, producer, director, writer, and star of the hit HBO series, "Girls." The book has received some awesome reviews which you can read here, here, here, and here.

Not surprisingly, Ms. Dunham's book tour is not of the usual sort. It's more of a spectacular, complete with warm-up acts who had to audition via videos. Clever and effective, the 11-city tour has sold some 8,000 tickets.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Jeff Kinney, Superhero

Two friends, one saving to buy a dog and the other to pay his share of scout camp, opened up a lemonade stand. Then one day a guy comes along and steals the $35 they made that day.

News of the robbery inspired a lot of generosity among the folks living in that area of Virginia, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney.
Isn't it nice to know that there are decent people in this world. Actually, there are a lot of them.

Read more about this story in the Washington Post.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul , Jeff Kinney's ninth book in the series that chronicles the life of middle schooler Greg Heffley, comes out on November 4th.