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OPINION
January 31, 2013 | Meghan Daum
It's not easy being a book consumer these days. For starters, books seem so long - at least compared to the blog posts and online news items that have recalibrated the pace of the average American attention span. And that's not the half of it. Some books will kill your dreams. Worse, they'll build up your dreams and then knock them down without so much as a refund or a credit for a Frappuccino at Barnes & Noble. When that happens, the only choice is to sue. At least that seems to be the logic of Rob Stutzman and Jonathan Wheeler, two California men so aggrieved by Lance Armstrong's recent doping admissions that they have become the named plaintiffs in a class-action complaint against Armstrong and his publishers over his memoirs "It's Not About the Bike" and "Every Second Counts.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2013 | By Jenny Hendrix
Primatologist Jane Goodall and publisher Grand Central have announced they will delay publication of Goodall's forthcoming tree-focused book "Seeds of Hope" in the wake of accusations that certain passages were plagiarized. The Washington Post noted the lack of attribution of certain passages last week. "Together with my publisher, I have decided to postpone the release of my new book, SEEDS OF HOPE, so that we may have the necessary time to correct any unintentional errors," Goodall said in a statement released Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Michelle Knight will write a book on the 11 years she spent as a captive in the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro. Weinstein books will publish the as yet untitled memoir in spring 2014. Knight was one of three women who were freed in a dramatic escape earlier this year. The other two, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, are writing a book about their experiences together with two award-winning journalists; a publisher for their book has not yet been announced. Knight was the first of the three women Castro abducted; she was held prisoner by him for 11 years.
NEWS
January 22, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
PARIS -- The classic Parisian leather goods shop Moynat, which dates back to 1849 as a seller of travel trunks, celebrated the launch of Cameron Silver's book, "Decades: A Century of Fashion. " Aside from France and the U.S., the book is now also available in the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom. The book begins with fashions of the 1900s and chronicles fashions through the centuries, ending with strip queen Dita Von Teese, who was among the guests of the evening party. "Dita summarizes what 'Decades' is all about -- the 24/7 aspect of glamour," said Silver, the author and owner of the vintage clothing boutique of the same name.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1999
Re Stephanopoulos' book: With Democrats like George Stephanopoulos, who needs Republicans? LESTER KUSHNER Valley Village
OPINION
May 23, 2010 | Craig Fehrman
In the spring of 1949, Eleanor Roosevelt turned in the manuscript for her second memoir — this one on the White House years — to her editors at Ladies' Home Journal. "You have written this too hastily," came the reply, "as though you were composing it on a bicycle while pedaling your way to a fire." Roosevelt's editors asked her to revise the manuscript with the help of a ghostwriter, but she refused. "I would have felt the book wasn't mine," she said. She ended up selling her book's serial rights to the Journal's biggest rival, McCall's, for $150,000.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple CEO Tim Cook has gone out of his way to call a new book, which is focused on the state of his company since the death of Steve Jobs, "nonsense. " Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane released the book this week. It is called "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs. " "Steve Jobs's death raised one of the most pressing questions in the tech and business worlds: Could Apple stay great without its iconic leader?" the book's description reads. VIDEO: Unboxing the Holy Gra i l, a bulletproof smartphone screen Needless to say, Cook is not a fan of Kane's work, and he voiced his displeasure in a statement sent to CNBC . "This nonsense belongs with some of the other books I've read about Apple," Cook said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2010
Book fair What: The 43rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair Where: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles When: Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Price: Friday, $15, good for readmission all days. Saturday and Sunday, $10, good for readmission. Students with ID, $5 Contact:
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Publisher Simon & Schuster is dropping the book by Dylan Davies, the man who served as a primary source for a discredited "60 Minutes" report on last year's attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Lybia.  In his statements to CBS News' "60 Minutes" and in his recently published book, Davies claimed to give an eyewitness account of the terrorist attack that left a U.S. ambassador dead. But those versions contradicted an FBI  incident report that showed he was not there the night of the incident.
NEWS
July 19, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Every summer, everyone and their uncle wants to tell you what to read at the beach. If they all had their way, you'd never have a chance to jump in the ocean, or to enjoy the sun, or to talk to your friends and family as you relax at the shore. No, you'd just be there with your nose in a book, and then another book, and then another book. So as the summer hits mid-stride, at Jacket Copy, we've got another idea: the anti-beach reading list. Here are nine books that you need not read at the beach, nay, that you SHOULD not read at the beach.
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