Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Book News, In Brief

Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac has posted a small gallery of the illustrations he has done for the re-release of Yann Martel's Life of Pi. If you don't remember, a contest was held a year or so ago to find the illustrator. Personally, I was rooting for Tomer Hanuka.

USAToday has posted a rather revealing review of Rosie O'Donnell's new memoir, Celebrity Detox: The Fame Game. And when I say revealing, I mean bare a** nekkid.
An excerpt of their review:
"This is a train wreck of a book — part self-help psychobabble, part searing memoir — by a grown woman who lost her mother as a child. It's baffling and fascinating and brutally honest, although some stories defy logic. As a child, O'Donnell says, she broke her own hands and fingers with a wooden coat hanger and a small baseball bat. And nobody noticed? She also has fuzzy recollections of a man climbing in through her window as a child to molest her — until her mother cut down the tree. Too-much-information is not a concept O'Donnell embraces. You will learn how fame affected her bowel habits, that she "inseminated" her partner, Kelli, and that her son once told her, in the bathtub, that he didn't like her fat belly. (She told him she didn't like it either.)"