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Noem's Speech Leads to Cancellation of GOP Fundraiser

Colorado group nixes event for 'safety' reasons amid hubbub over S. Dakota governor's memoir

(Newser) - Kristi Noem is getting slammed for details revealed in her new memoir, on everything from killing her own dog to claims on meeting Kim Jong Un and being threatened by Nikki Haley . Now, a Republican fundraiser featuring the South Dakota governor as keynote speaker has been canceled, after a Colorado...

Kristi Noem's Book Stirs Up a New Brouhaha

Governor claims she met Kim Jong Un; 'There's no way,' says an expert

(Newser) - No one is doubting South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's account of killing her young dog and other animals, but people aren't so quick to buy other claims in her upcoming memoir. According to the Dakota Scout , Noem writes in No Going Back about meeting Kim Jong Un while...

Co-Star Wants Rebel Wilson to Drop Claims in Memoir

Sacha Baron Cohen argues chapter about him is false

(Newser) - Rebel Wilson apparently devotes an accusatory chapter of her upcoming memoir to Sacha Baron Cohen, a plan the actress said has escalated into attempts to "silence" her. Wilson had said earlier this month she was going to write about somebody she had worked with who was, essentially, a jerk....

An Interview With a Sociopath
Never Met a Sociopath?
Now You Have

Never Met a Sociopath? Now You Have

Patric Gagne explains how she navigates the world with antisocial personality disorder

(Newser) - If you met Patric Gagne in person, chances are you wouldn't think she was a sociopath. But that's exactly what she is, and she's written about it in an upcoming memoir named for her life with antisocial personality disorder. Even though sociopaths are considered "the worst,...

Tech Writer Kara Swisher Blasts the 'Boy-Kings'
Tech Writer Kara Swisher
Blasts the 'Boy-Kings'
the rundown

Tech Writer Kara Swisher Blasts the 'Boy-Kings'

Her memoir 'Burn Book' is out this week

(Newser) - Veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher is out with a highly anticipated memoir about her life and the internet revolution she covered from its earliest days. Burn Book is released Tuesday, but early coverage provides a taste:
  • Excerpt: You can read one via Intelligencer here . Included is a moment when she

Hugh Hefner's Widow: 'I Must've Been Brainwashed'

Crystal Hefner talks to 'NYT' ahead of new memoir, in which she notes she wasn't 'in love' with Hef

(Newser) - Crystal Hefner, widow of the late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, has a memoir coming out Tuesday on life in the Playboy Mansion—but don't expect it to be any kind of rose-tinted hagiography. The title of the 37-year-old former Playmate's book, Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and ...

Liz Cheney Now Has a Bestselling Book

'Oath and Honor' soars to No. 1 on Amazon bestseller list, temporarily sells out

(Newser) - Liz Cheney may not yet know if she's going to throw her hat in the ring for the 2024 presidential race, but in the meantime, she can bask in the success of her new book. The former GOP congresswoman's Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning leaped...

Publisher of Meadows Memoir Wants Its Money Back

All Seasons Press sues ex-White House chief of staff, accusing him of lying about the 2020 election

(Newser) - As he remains tied to legal wranglings regarding multiple cases against former President Donald Trump, Mark Meadows now has a new issue to contend with—an irate publisher. Insider reports that on Thursday, All Seasons Press pulled The Chief's Chief , the memoir penned by the former White House chief...

Singer Says Carrie Fisher's Daughter Blames Him for Death

'You're Beautiful' performer James Blunt says he'd do drugs with Fisher in 'different approach' to her addiction

(Newser) - Carrie Fisher died almost seven years ago, but another celebrity is now saying that Fisher's daughter blames him for the Star Wars actor's death. "You're Beautiful" singer James Blunt is out with a new memoir, Loosely Based on a Made-Up Story , and in it, he addresses...

Michelle Williams' Reading of Spears Memoir Is Getting Attention

Actor is making headlines for her reading of audiobook, especially one Timberlake snippet

(Newser) - Britney Spears' new memoir continues to make headlines , and now the audiobook for The Woman in Me, released Tuesday, is making news of its own. It's narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Michelle Williams, whose readings are now going viral, particularly one snippet involving Spears' ex, Justin Timberlake. That clip, per...

More Big Reveals From Britney Spears' Memoir

Further details on her abortion, her friendship with Madonna, and that snake from MTV's VMAs

(Newser) - Britney Spears' memoir, The Woman in Me, was released Tuesday, and some of the buzzier nuggets had already been circulating in advance—including the revelation that the singer had an abortion years ago when she was dating Justin Timberlake. More details are now out on that latter disclosure, per People...

Will Smith Reacts to Jada's Memoir

Will Smith Reacts
to Jada's Memoir

Will Smith Reacts to Jada's Memoir

'If I had read this book 30 years ago, I definitely would have hugged you more'

(Newser) - So how does Will Smith feel about Jada Pinkett Smith's upcoming memoir , which reveals the couple secretly separated in 2016 ? That's just one of the book's reveals—it also delves into struggles in Pinkett Smith's past, including her challenges as a teen in Baltimore, her...

How Sex on the Juno Set Helped Elliot Page

How Sex on the
Juno Set Helped
Elliot Page
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How Sex on the Juno Set Helped Elliot Page

Trans actor opens up about family estrangement, intense societal pressures in new memoir

(Newser) - Elliot Page found his breakout role in 2007's Juno and nearly quit show business as a result. Under the media's gaze, the Canadian actor was "made to feel that I was inadequate, erroneous, the little queer who needed to be tucked away," the 36-year-old writes in...

Liz Cheney Has a Book Coming
Liz Cheney Has a 'Warning'

Liz Cheney Has a 'Warning'

Ousted House Republican's memoir, 'Oath and Honor,' is out in November

(Newser) - Former Rep. Liz Cheney has a memoir and a "warning" coming out this fall. In Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning, she'll write about her estrangement from former President Trump and the Republican Party in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 siege of the US Capitol,...

Sam Neill Makes Big Reveal in Memoir: 'I'm Not Off the Hook'

'Jurassic Park' actor will need chemo for life in blood cancer battle, though he's now in remission

(Newser) - Sam Neill's memoir, Did I Ever Tell You This? , will be released Tuesday, but the Guardian got an advance copy, and one line in particular jumped out: "The thing is, I'm crook. Possibly dying. I may have to speed this up." In a sit-down with Neill...

Pam Anderson Isn't Who You Think She Is
Pam Anderson
Isn't Who You
Think She Is

Pam Anderson Isn't Who You Think She Is

'LAT' op-ed says new memoir, documentary show a survivor who doesn't dwell on the past

(Newser) - Prince Harry's memoir has been all the rage this month, but another one is about to drop that's already stealing away some of those headlines. Love, Pamela, penned by Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, is set for release on Tuesday, as is Pamela: A Love Story , a complementary documentary...

Harry's Spare Had a Very Good First Week

Prince's memoir sold more than 3.2M copies worldwide

(Newser) - If Prince Harry was worried that leaks of his new memoir ahead of its Jan. 10 release would hurt sales, he needn't have fretted. Spare ended up selling upward of 3.2 million copies around the globe in its first week, and the AP notes the book will probably...

Harry's Much-Leaked Memoir Breaks a Record Anyway

For first-day sales of nonfiction books in the UK

(Newser) - The early leak of Prince Harry's memoir didn't stop it from breaking the UK record for first-day sales of a nonfiction book, which it did on Tuesday when it was released. "We always knew this book would fly but it is exceeding even our most bullish expectations,...

Prince Harry: For the Palace, 'Truth Didn't Matter'
Prince Harry:
For the Palace,
'Truth Didn't Matter'

Prince Harry: For the Palace, 'Truth Didn't Matter'

He describes falsities, Charles planting unflattering stories about his sons

(Newser) - Then-Prince Charles awoke his 12-year-old son to tell him his mother had died in a car crash—but he didn't hug him. "He wasn't great at showing emotions under normal circumstances. How could he be expected to show them in such a crisis?" Prince Harry writes in...

Harry Talks Losing His Virginity, Using Psychic to Talk to Mom

War kills, bigotry, 'the other woman' also come up in memoir 'Spare'

(Newser) - To say Prince Harry opens up in his new memoir is surely an understatement. In addition to revealing a physical altercation with his brother , he discusses feeling the "absence of love and affection in our home" as a child, using cocaine at 17, losing his virginity in a field...

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