Lifestyle Book News Page 2

This is page 2 of the lifestyle book news archives.

Sophie Dahl Grows Up (2008-04-08): Sophie Dahl, the granddaughter of bestselling author Roald Dahl (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and Patricia Neal, talks about her past life as a plus-size model and her current career as an author.

Duchess of York to Publish Children's Etiquette Book (2008-02-20): Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, is publishing a new manners and etiquette book for children to be called Tea For Ruby.

Victoria Beckham Inks Deal With HarperCollins (2007-08-16): Victoria Beckham has finalized a deal with HarperCollins to bring her U.

Little, Brown Buys Piatkus Books (2007-07-25): The Bookseller reports that Little, Brown has purchased British independent publisher Piatkus Books.

Paris Hilton's Reading Binge Continues (2007-05-28): Since a judge ruled that she must do time for violating her probation by driving with a suspended driver's license, Paris Hilton has been hitting the bookstore hard.

Windows Vista Books Hit Bookshelves (2007-01-30): Windows Vista, the new operating system from Windows, was released today and for the publishing industry that means it is time to sell lots of new computer books about how to best use Windows Vista.

The New Diet Books are Here (2007-01-06): As is typical for the start of the year new diet books are in bookstores to help people kick off those New Year's resolutions.

Suzanne Somers' New Book Ignites Controversy (2006-10-13): Suzanne Somers' new book has alredy ignited a controversy.

Paul Coelho Talks The Alchemist (2006-10-06): Internationally bestselling Brazilian author Paul Coelho has launched a blog.

Victoria Beckham to Write Fashion Book (2006-07-31): Sky News reports that Victoria Beckham, better known in the U.

Mary Ann Esposito and the Thirty Minute Meals (2005-11-30): It's all Rachel Ray's fault.

Don't Call Her a Foodie (2005-10-21): The Associated Press has the storytalkstalks to amateur cook-turned-author Julie Powell, who landed a book deal after blogging her experiences as she attempted to cook her way through Child's landmark 1961 cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1.

Advice For the Lovelorn (2005-10-03): Greg Behrendt gave some straight from the shoulder advice with his first book, He's Just Not That Into You.

The Da Vinci Diet (2005-09-27): The influence on popular culture of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code should not be underestimated.

Getting Things Done Book Fosters Online Craze (2005-07-27): Wired reports that the book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen has fostered a cult-like productivity craze online.

Martha Stewart to Publish Business How-to Book (2005-07-14): Martha Stewart, the creator and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO), will author Martha's Rules, a business handbook which will provide advice about how to find one's own entrepreneurial voice and turn one's skills and passions into a successful business venture.

Cookbooks Your Husband Might Like (2005-06-19): Slate has an interesting article by Sara Dickerman who put several cookbooks through the "Husband Test" to see which cookbooks were most likely to be reused by a husband who was learning to cook.

The Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries (2005-06-02): Thank goodness.

Association of American University Presses Furious at Google (2005-05-23): Google's plans to digitize all the books in the libraries of Harvard, Stanford and the University of Michigan and make them available on the Web (while they sell ads next to the content) has caused quite a bit of consternation with the publishers and authors who hold the copyrights to those works.

Around the World in 80 Dates (2005-05-19): The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has interesting movie news about Jennifer Cox, the author of Around the World in 80 Dates, which was a bestseller in Britain and has just been released in the U.