Friday, February 6, 2009

Book News, In Brief

Gwyneth Paltrow is writing a cookbook. Judging from her bobblehead appearance, the recipes will all be macrobiotic and the last page will read, "Now puke."

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is writing a memoir about the making of the hit film. Will she dish the dirt as to why she wasn't asked to direct the sequels, or will it just be one big sparkly, remember-when?

Here's something freakishly unique: An upcoming release that actually sounds good! Knopf is bumping up the release of Endpoint, John Updike’s final collection of poems, to April. No, this isn't an early, unfunny April Fools joke. Knopf's doing it to coincide with National Poetry Month. (And to capitalize on Updike's recent passing, of course.)

Last but not least, a little Lois Lane Haiku care of Comics Oughta Be Fun!:

Clark Kent, where are you?
That man is never around.
Look, it's Superman!

Let me puncture Clark
With this pin. If he's super
He won't feel a thing.

You're a fiend, Luthor!
Superman will stop you cold.
What's with the green rock?

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