Soon-to-be-memoirist John Cleese.
Lena Dunham’s forthcoming advice book, Not That Kind of Girl, has sold for $3.7 million to Random House. In addition to chapters on love, friendship, and work, the book will also include “an account of some radically and hilariously inappropriate ways I have been treated at work/by professionals because of my age and gender.”
Riot Grrrl fans and library nerds take note: for their October issue, The Believer asked Lisa Darms, a senior archivist at NYU’s Fales Library, to curate a selection of her favorite documents and ephemera from the library’s Riot Grrrl collection. The good stuff is behind a paywall, but it’s worth picking up a copy of the issue for.
Contrary to one rumor, critic Clive James is not only alive and well—he’s also translating Dante’s Inferno.
When he’s not working on essays, Nicholson Baker
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