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Larson and his handmade creation

11-Year-Old Influencer Lands Crocheting Book Deal

Anybody here know how to crochet? Crocheting is the art of tying yarn and wool together with a crochet hook in order to create blankets, hats, and other fun products. An 11-year-old boy named Jonah Larson has gone viral for his crocheting skills… and his leap into the spotlight has now landed him a book deal. 

 

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Independent publisher KWiL announced in a press release that they will be publishing Jonah’s autobiography, entitled Hello, Crochet Friends! Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happy. The book features a series of photographs detailing Larson’s crocheting skills along with his life story from his early education to his present day success.

Larson was adopted from Ethiopia by the Larson family; after moving to Wisconsin with his family, he began crocheting at age five. His creations garnered the attention of several media outlets. After reporting on his creations, his Instagram and Youtube following grew exponentially… let’s clarify: that’s 123,000 Instagram followers. Look at this picture, and you’ll understand why.

 

 

Larson’s book is the first in a planned series of photographed autobiographies. You can preorder the book on Amazon now before its release on July 23rd.

 

 

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David Lynch

‘Twin Peaks’ Creator David Lynch Releasing Memoir This Month

David Lynch has just announced the coming release of his biography/memoir Room to Dream.

 

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The book is a completely fresh and unique look inside of the childhood and personal life of the artistic visionary himself which, until now, has been kept mostly private.

 

Lynch’s works are so incredibly one-of-a-kind, he’s a filmmaker who’s work you recognize the moment it’s on-screen. And, inside this creative hybrid of biography and memoir, the reader will get to dive straight into the mind and heart of Lynch, and watch his journey (along with all the heartbreaks, successes, and falls) to bring his films to life as it all unfolds.

 

Room to Dream was co-written by David Lynch and popular journalist Kristine McKenna

 

McKenna covered the biographical portions; interviewing Lynch’s old agents, friends, ex-wives, colleagues, and pretty much any and everyone who has come to personally know the famed visionary. 

 

Lynch’s portions of the book are melodic, expressive, dreamy, honest, and raw (much like the filmmaker himself). His works (Twin PeaksMulholland Drive, Blue Velvet) always have so many twists and turns, along with a whimsical-yet-frightening atmosphere they’re unlike anything else; they’re always suspenseful and satirical and everything else that could possibly exist in between. Even The Guardian named him “the most important director of the current era.” And, his portion of the book really helps the reader understand his vision and why he makes the things he makes.

 

Having the opportunity to look inside of such a historic, prolific, creative mind is so exciting and something you don’t want to miss! This book can’t come out soon enough!

 

 

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NBA Star and Oscar Winner Kobe Bryant Is Turning His Hand to Writing

Accomplished NBA champion and recent Oscar winner, Kobe Bryant will soon become a published author. Announced yesterday, Bryant will be releasing The Mamba Mentality: How I Play in October. With a forward by Phil Jackson, Bryant’s book will detail his approach to individual games and include analysis of plays and matchups. 

 

 

 

Publishing house MCD/FSG shared a short summary of Bryant’s new book:

 

Bryant decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba Mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to approach it, The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of the one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players of all time.  

 

 

The book is available now for pre-order!  

 

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Queen Elizabeth’s Bra-Fitter Fired After Writing Hands-On Exposé

As is normal with the everyday tribulations of employees, June Kenton decided to share her day-to-day working experiences with the world. Kenton happened to share her experiences in her new book, Storm in a D-Cup. She also happened to be the former employee of Britain’s royal family (i.e. Queen Elizabeth). Like many employee-boss relationships end, Kenton found herself unemployed when word got out. 

 

Word to the wise, if you happen to be working for renowned, powerful, and filthy rich individuals, it may be best to avoid exploiting them in a tell-all book. Kenton learned this lesson the hard way.

 

The self-proclaimed “leading boobologist” of the U.K. and owner of Rigby & Peller lingerie has serviced members of the British royal family for years—fifty-seven to be exact.

 

Though one would assume that a boss-employee relationship spanning decades would be a pretty tight bond, Kenton’s contract was terminated shortly after the book was published in March 2016.

 

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In her autobiography tracing her successful career, Kenton disclosed some behind-the-scenes bra fittings with royal figures, including Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana. One such experience reportedly detailed fitting the Queen in front of her corgis. While that may not be particularly revealing or shocking, the lack of privacy and respect was enough to earn Kenton the boot.

 

Kenton told The Telegraph that it wasn’t her intention to upset anyone and expressed “shock” at the disapproval she has received from the royal family.

 

“It is very sad for me that they didn’t like it and I’m finding that very difficult to accept. It’s horrible and a real shock,” Kenton said.

 

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“I never ever thought when I was writing the book that it would upset anyone. I’ve had the royal warrant for so long I never imagined that this would happen.”

 

Part of Kenton’s shock is the lack of “naughty” accounts in her book, she said. “I have never discussed anything of a personal nature with any of my clients, and I never would. The book doesn’t contain anything naughty,” Kenton told The Telegraph. “But it’s a fact I have done work for the Queen, there would be a gaping hole in my autobiography if I didn’t mention it.

 

“I can’t even begin to explain, I didn’t do it with the intention of upsetting anyone. I’m proud of my life and what I’ve achieved and I simply wanted to share that,” Kenton added.

 

To make the wound deeper, Storm in a D Cup received a single review on Amazon that was pretty bad to say the least. The one-star review read:

 

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While Kenton may have exposed her majesty in an unwanted light, it may be Queen Elizabeth who has the last laugh in the end.

 

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Tina Turner

Tina Turner’s Second Autobiography Is No Second Hand Emotion

Tina Turner has announced her second autobiography, Tina Turner: My Love Story, which will be published by Atria and released in October 2018. Her previous autobiography, I, Tina, came out thirty-two years ago and focused on the horrific domestic violence that ravaged the relationship between the artist and ex-husband Ike. Turner’s first autobiography inspired the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It, which starred Angela Bassett as the icon herself. 

 

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According to a statement from the publisher, the book will be co-written with Deborah Davis and Dominik Wichmann and will cover Turner’s much healthier marriage with Erwin Bach, whom she married in 2013. The book will also reveal the singer’s battle with a previously undisclosed “life-threatening illness”. The autobiography will coincide with the singer’s 60th year in music and the debut of a musical based on her life, aptly named Tina. 

 

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