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Review: Lena Dunham talks feminism, Hollywood, why she's different than Hannah Special

Toronto - Reading from her memoir for the first time and answering questions, Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO hit show Girls, shared her charming humour, candid insight into gender issues and why she feels like she's visiting Hollywood still.

Review: 'Falling Into Place': Hattie Kauffman's story of faith and hope

"Falling Into Place" is a memoir about how finding faith in a higher power and oneself can bring out inner strength and peace. Hattie Kauffman’s trials become lessons of perseverance and hope for all of us.

Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston set to reveal 'secrets and lies'

Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston is set to reveal all in an upcoming memoir. The untitled book, scheduled for release in the Fall, 2015, is reportedly set to spill the beans on a number of secrets.

'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy to write memoir

San Diego - 'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy, the alter-ego of comedic actor Will Ferrell, is set to release his memoir this November titled "Let Me Off At The Top: My Classy Life and Other Musings."

Pete Townshend charms fans at Toronto's Indigo bookstore Special

Toronto - “Toronto's been a fantastically important city for me in my life,” rock legend Pete Townshend told a crowd of dozens of fans earlier tonight at the Indigo bookstore at Bay and Bloor. “For the Who, it's always been an incredibly important venue.”

Review: 'Joseph Anton' by Salman Rushdie Special

Salman Rushdie's memoir opens with the moment he became aware that he had been sentenced to death and it ends with the moment he realised he would write the novel that would be the catalyst for the fatwa.

Review: 'Winter Journal' by Paul Auster Special

Who should tell the story is the most important decision any storyteller ever makes. And the options are very limited: third person, first person or second person. When the author gets it right, even a poor tale works. But when the author gets it wrong...

Distinguished Oregon authors visit Baker City Special

Baker City - On July 13, the 2012 Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brought two poets and two nonfiction writers to Baker City, Oregon for an evening of readings and conversation.

Oregon author loves creating a scene Special

Baker City - Oregonian memoirist Jennifer Lauck is a professional writer who loves to create scenes and draw attention to her work, whether it is teaching a class or writing her next bestseller.

Castro presents 1,000-page memoir in rare appearance

In his first public appearance since April 2011, former President Fidel Castro of Cuba spent six hours Friday presenting Part I of his 1000 page two-volume memoir at a book launch.

Op-Ed: New book on Jackie's memoirs may reveal more but mystique endures

San Francisco - While the latest memoirs of the famous First Lady has received some criticism upon its release, Jackie Kennedy Onasis seems to remain the woman who as First Lady had the most powerful and dramatic impact upon the White House.

Gabrielle Giffords to write memoir, Mark Kelly retires from NASA

Houston - Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Astronaut and Shuttle Commander Captain Mark Kelly, have made two major announcements this week, including a memoir the pair are working on and Kelly's retirement from NASA and the United States Navy.

US Supreme Court’s Sotomayor received $1.175 million book advance

Washington - US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor reported she had received almost $1.2 million last year as an advance for writing a memoir, according to an annual disclosure filing detailing financial activities released on Friday

Rapper Jay-Z to release memoir in November

The 40-year-old hiphop star will mix autobiography with interviews of family and friends in the book, called Decoded. It will be released Nov. 16.

Demi Moore to publish tell-all memoir in 2012

New York - Demi Moore, one of the generational group of actors known as the Hollywood Brat Pack, has signed a deal with publisher Harper Collins for a lifelong memoir rumured to be worth over $2 million.

Laura Bush talks about guilt over car crash which killed a friend

Former First Lady Laura Bush has spoken for the first time about causing a car crash in which a high school friend was killed.

Celebrated Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn writes autobiography

Toronto - Previously, several publishers, authors and would-be ghostwriters have asked to write and publish a book about politically engaged musician Bruce Cockburn, but he's now decided to write such a book himself, adding author to his list of accomplishments.

Palin memoir stirs controversy, facts questioned

Not set to officially land on bookstore shelves until Tuesday, Sarah Palin's memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life" is already creating a flurry of discussion.

Sarah Palin's unreleased memoir tops book list

The highly anticipated 432-page memoir by former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, rose to No. 1 on the Barnes and Nobles' website. But it has not even been released yet.

Cheney Memoir to Reveal Bush Stopped Taking Advice

Former Vice-President Dick Cheney is writing his memoir, which reportedly includes a criticism of George W. Bush for his actions during his second term in office.

U.S. Vice-President's Daughter Gives Insights on Father's Book

A man who has been called such names as Darth Vader, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney will be releasing his own memoir in Spring 2011. His daugther, Liz Cheney, gives her insights on the book.

Cheney's memoir due in 2011

Threshold Editions, a division of Simon and Schuster has signed a book deal with former Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney's memoir is due to be released a few months after President George W. Bush's is due to hit the stores.

Lynn Vincent chosen to co-write Sarah Palin's Memoirs

Gov. Sarah Palin has chosen Lynn Vincent, the features editor of a conservative biweekly, to co-author her memoirs. She is also currently in the news for vetoing $28 million in federal stimulus money.

An 'Embellished' Holocaust Memoir is Cancelled

A former concentration camp victim, who penned a memoir that was to have been published in February about his experience during the Holocaust, has admitted he "embellished" the tale, and the book has been cancelled.

Being Marcia Wasn't A Barrel Of Monkeys, Maureen McCormick Pens Her Memoir

She may have been the beloved Marcia Brady but Maureen McCormick's real life has been nothing like a fun loving sitcom. McCormick has just penned her memoir about the dark side of being Marcia.

Lance Bass Writes `Out of Sync' Memoir

Lance Bass is writing an autobiography that is due out in October.
 

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