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Opera singer Deborah Voigt bares all in 'Call Me Debbie'

Read an excerpt from "Call Me Debbie," by Deborah Voigt, copyright 2014. Republished with permission from Harper Collins.






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'Single Man, Married Man' offers brutally honest dating advice for women

Read an excerpt from "Single Man, Married Man," by Dr. Jean Alerte, Jickael Bazin, Frank Gateau, Rae Holliday, Zangba Thomson, Fadelf Jackson, Kel Spencer, and Pervis Taylor, Copyright 2015.






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Boy recants claims in his best-selling book: 'I did not die. I did not go to heaven'

A boy who claimed in a best-selling book that he died and visited heaven after a car crash that left him paralyzed is now saying he made it all up. Nearly five years after "The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven" hit best-seller lists, publisher Tyndale House announced Thursday that it's pulling the book from shelves after Alex Malarkey recanted his claim.






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Patton Oswalt talks about his life as a 'Silver Screen Fiend'

Read an excerpt from "Silver Screen Fiend: Learning about Life from an Addiction to Film" by Patton Oswalt, copyright 2014. Excerpted with permission by Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.






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Turn the page: 'Notebook' author Nicholas Sparks separates from wife Cathy after 25 years

Nicholas Sparks, author of 17 romantic novels including "The Notebook" and "Message in a Bottle," is parting from his wife Cathy after 25 years together."Cathy and I have separated," the 49-year-old author told People Tuesday. "This is, of course, not a decision we've made lightly. We remain close friends with deep respect for each other and love for our children.






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‘Be Unstoppable!’ 4 fears that hold you back








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‘Miracles’ author shares stories of divine encounters

Read an excerpt from "Miracles" by Eric MetaxasFrom "Miracles" by Eric Metaxas, Copyright 2014. Excerpted with permission from Dutton Adult.






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Andy Cohen, Brooke Shields share book ideas for parents, kids, friends and more

Andy Cohen and Brooke Shields are mainstays of the entertainment world, but they have something else in common — they're both authors who have made a mark in literary circles as well. In time for the holidays, Cohen and Shields are offering up their book recommendations, custom-tailored to cater to many of the loved ones in your life. Check out their gift-giving suggestions below:Brooke's list:1.






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Andy Cohen, Brooke Shields share book ideas for parents, kids, friends and more

Andy Cohen and Brooke Shields are mainstays of the entertainment world, but they have something else in common — they're both authors who have made a mark in literary circles as well. In time for the holidays, Cohen and Shields are offering up their book recommendations, custom-tailored to cater to many of the loved ones in your life. Check out their gift-giving suggestions below:Brooke's list:1.






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Norman Bridwell, creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog, dies at 86

Author and illustrator Norman Bridwell, who created the popular character Clifford the Big Red Dog, died on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on Friday, Scholastic Books said Tuesday."Norman Bridwell's books about Clifford, childhood's most lovable dog, could only have been written by a gentle man with a great sense of humor," said Dick Robinson, Scholastic's chairman, president and CEO.






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Judy Blume reveals details of 'In the Unlikely Event,' her first adult novel in 16 years

Judy Blume fans will have to wait until summer of 2015 before they can get their hands on a copy of her next novel. But take heart, readers! The author offered up a pleasing treat just in time for the holidays in the form of details.While Blume is best known for her children and young adult titles — including classics like "Freckle Juice," "Are You There God?






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The do's and don'ts of sending holiday cards

While it's enjoyable to receive holiday cards, sending them out can be more of a hassle than fun. If you're trying to figure out what to say on your card, whether or not to include that family photo and how to face that stack of envelopes that need addressing, lifestyle blogger Camille Styles is here to help.






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Gay soccer star Robbie Rogers: Living in closet 'creates this monster inside you'

LA Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers changed the face of sports in 2013 when he became the first openly gay athlete in the five major North American sports leagues.






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Russell Brand detonates 'charm bomb' on TODAY while promoting new children's book

Russell Brand: Comedian, talk show host, children's book author, "charm bomb." Brand visited TODAY Monday to talk about his new publication, "The Pied Piper of Hamelin: Russell Brand's Trickster Tales," and in the process the hyper-verbal funnyman earned a special new title from Savannah Guthrie. Russell Brand wrote a children's book? Yep! But he understands the confusion.






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Al Michaels remembers biggest plays on and off the field in new memoir

Read an excerpt from "You Can't Make This Up" by Al Michaels.From "You Can't Make This Up" by Al Michaels, Copyright 2014. Excerpted with permission from William Morrow.






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Baseball by the book: Mo'ne Davis memoir coming next March

A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game."Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name" will be released next March by HarperCollins Children's Books, the publisher told The Associated Press on Monday.






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Join Jenna Bush Hager's talk with TODAY Book Club author on life with HIV

TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager is hosting an online conversation with TODAY Book Club author Paige Rawl from The Atlantic + MAC AIDS Fund Town Hall on Activism.






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Jon Stewart reveals post-'Rosewater' plans: 'I'm just going to do a folk album'

With "Rosewater," Jon Stewart's directorial debut, the "Daily Show" anchor really stepped out of his comfort zone. First off, he's never been behind the camera before and second, the film's about the detainment and torture of a journalist in Iran (who was accused of being a spy after an appearance on Stewart's Comedy Central show). Translation: Definitely not a comedy.






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Stephen King not dogged by questions about religion: 'I made a decision to believe in God'

Stephen King has had a career-long battle with faith. He's written about a crazed evangelical mama in "Carrie" yet acknowledged the power of belief in "The Stand." But in his latest book "Revival" (his 63rd!) he's written a sermon delivered by a doubting preacher that compares religion to an insurance scam — and that's just for starters.









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