Monday, January 26, 2009

Book News, In Brief

CBS News sends out more mixed signals than a bipolar bi-sexual. First they feature author Sheila Lukin talking about "the ultimate winter comfort foods," then they get Paul McKenna -- best-selling author of I Can Make You Thin -- to share his new, "just about guaranteed" approach to shedding pounds. Seriously, what's up with that?

Patrick Swayze and his wife are writing a book about the actor's battle with cancer. Puh-leez let it contain numerous zen bon mots on par with those featured in Swayze's tour de force, Road House.

The CBC convinced P.D. James to discuss the evolution of her star character, Adam Dalgliesh, and in doing so, tricked her into revealing her secrets for writing captivating crime novels.

Love is a many splendored thing, but sometimes it can be boiled down to just six simple words.