paper trail

Aug 18, 2011 @ 4:00:00 am

Philip Glass, via Chester Novello

Philip Glass has signed a deal with Norton to publish his memoirs.

A Mississippi court has thrown out a lawsuit by Ablene Cooper, a former maid who claimed she was the basis for Kathryn Stockett’s book The Help.

Prompted by chatter about Camus’ mysterious, purportedly KGB-ordained death, the New Yorker’s Richard Brody revisits the history of car crashes in French cinema.

But who will play Mapplethorpe? Playwright and screenwriter John Logan is adapting Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids into a movie.

Amazon has signed self-help author Timothy Ferriss—author of The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Workweek—to launch their new publishing imprint with his forthcoming book, The 4-Hour Chef. If you haven’t read Dwight Garner’s hilarious assessment of Ferriss’ ouevre—"The 4-Hour Body reads as if the New England Journal of Medicine had been hijacked by the editors of the SkyMall catalog”—now is a good time to do so.

And then what happened? Reddit’s "Tip of My Tongue" page helps readers remember book titles though plot descriptions.

The Atlantic Wire unearths footage of Hunter S. Thompson cooking his favorite breakfast.