By Lit Life | June 24, 2010
Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly know any more about the Kardashian sisters, the threesome is coming out with an advice book in November called, Kardashian Konfidential, published by St. Martin’s Press. “It's a little bit more of an in-depth look into our lives,” Kim Kardashian told Us Magazine, “even though people think that they've probably seen everything." [US Magazine]—Laura Lajiness
Writer Ben Greenman, ever the romantic, is trying to keep the practice of letter-writing alive with his new book, What He’s Poised To Do, a collection of short stories about men, women, love, and letter-writing. In a world where we flirt through pokes on Facebook and re-Tweets on Twitter, Greenman wrote for The Daily Beast about his continued attachment to the handwritten letter, and the role it’s played between him and the women in his life. “The stories in my books,” he wrote, “are my attempt to come to terms with what I lost when I lost the world of folding up a sheet of paper, sliding it into an envelope, and affixing a stamp.” [The Daily Beast]—L.L.
Since 2004, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and the Tennessee Governor's Birth Foundation have been delivering children’s books every month to 214,000 Tennessee kids under five to develop their vocabulary and reading skills before they hit school. And this week, the program sent out it’s 10 millionth book. Let’s see that man-stealing Jolene do that! [Tennessee Any Time ]—Valeriya Safronova
On Sunday, Chinese officials stopped the presses from publishing ex-prime minister Li Peng's memoirs. Peng deployed the Chinese army in Tiananmen Square 21 years ago, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of civilians participating in student-led protests. Why do these writings have the Chinese government in such a huff? Apparently, Li accuses the current President and Prime Minister of supporting the violent military action during those demonstrations. [NY Times]—V.S.Photo: Getty Images