Thursday, March 26, 2009

Book News, In Brief

Bourne-again author, Robert Ludlum, pulls a reverse-Fitzgerald; claims whoring himself in Hollywood actually helped his writing.

When Publishers Weekly announced that Cloris Leachman's autobiography was going to detail her 80-some-odd years as a sex addict, an erudite co-worker suggested I link to the article using the pun, "Clitoris leaches men." Lucky for you, I'm too tasteful.

Remember a few days ago when we revealed that men read less than women because they can't keep up their excitement after the first few pages? Well, The Guardian UK thinks that this could be solved if publishers made "a concentrated effort to re-masculate reading." I'm just spit-balling here, but has anyone tried putting mudflap girls on the insides of book flaps?
(Update: It looks like someone has!)