Tuesday

900 pages? The last 900 page book I read was The Crimson Petal and the White and I only made it through to the end because it had prostitutes in it so... I shouldn't have any trouble getting into your memoir.

The San Franciso Chronicle lists some upcoming summer reads. Looks like the hott one is going to be Bill Clinton's autobiography, My Life. Amazon lists it as having 992 pages. Damn. But at least you can get it for $21.00 there, as opposed to the $35.00 cover price.

Some other highlights:

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris (Little, Brown): A new collection of humor from the author of "Me Talk Pretty One Day."

Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories by Chuck Palahniuk (Doubleday): Nonfiction pieces on such topics as being a hospice volunteer driver, the movie production of "Fight Club" and the murder of the author's father and the trial of his killer.

The Coma by Alex Garland (Riverhead): A tale of amnesia and dislocation from the author of the best-seller "The Beach" and the screenwriter of "28 Days Later," with woodblock illustrations by Garland's father, a well-known political cartoonist for the Daily Telegraph UK.

Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's -- Humor Category edited by Dave Eggers, Kevin Shay, Lee Epstein, John Warner and Suzanne Kleid (Knopf): The title pretty much says it all.

NOTE: I think this is the anthology that my Sea Monkey List is appearing in! I'll be published for real now!

And the winner of the "Most Likely to Line your Litterbox With" Award goes to:
Hatchet Jobs by Dale Peck (New Press): A collection of blistering reviews by the notoriously sharp-edged literary critic and novelist.

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