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On the Books: February 9th

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Image Credit: Carlos Alban; David Gabber/PR PhotosLady Gaga’s rumored boyfriend Lüc Carl, a bartender, plans to publish a book this year called The Drunk Diet. Not a traditional diet book, it’s a memoir of his year spent losing 40 pounds without giving up his “principles of being a hard drinking party maker.” Glad Gaga (allegedly) found a man with principles.

With so many movies based on comic books being made, it seems as though one of these days Hollywood might run out of comics to take to the screen. Auteur film director Darren Aronofsky avoids this problem by writing his ownNoah, which he hopes to adapt to film.

Amanda Hocking, 26, has sold more than 450,000 copies of her self-published e-books. Others are making good money from self-publishing as well.

Two new books examine the erotic side of the Bible.

Women’s literary group surveyed 14 major publications and counted the percentage of female contributors and writers appearing in them. The results: a gender gap still exists in literature, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller.

The Tipping Point was great, but do you think his books have started getting formulaic? Check out the Malcom Gladwell book generator, a fun site that cranks out Gladwellian book titles.

Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment have bought the rights to Jay Asher’s YA cult fave novel 13 Reasons Why as a vehicle for Selena Gomez.

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