++ Charles Chandler, a football reporter who co-wrote Eagles quarterback Michael Vick’s autobiography with Brett Honeycutt, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that Vick is “very different now” since returning to football stardom after being sent to prison in 2007 for running a dogfighting ring. Chandler says Vick was “very hands-on” with the book and “made it better,” clarifying facts without sugarcoating them. But are you ready to accept Vick as a changed man? Michael Vick: Finally Free is due out July 27.
++ Pride and Prejudice has been reimagined as a twisted zombie tale, and now it’s getting a raunchy, erotic rewrite in which the “breeches [are] unbuttoned and skirts raised high,” and “Mr. Bingley and his sister both have designs on Mr. Darcy’s manhood.” Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts by Mitzi Szereto is abandoning the tightly laced manners of the society that Jane Austen knew, but the question is — are you interested? Or should Austen’s work just be left alone? The saucy revision of the classic novel will be released July 1.
++ Jennifer Hudson has signed a deal with Dutton to pen a memoir, due for release in Jan. 2012, chronicling her stunning weight loss. This news comes on the heels of Hudson’s recent, angry tweets demanding an apology from the website Bossip, which claimed publishers wouldn’t be interested in a Hudson memoir unless it focused on the 2008 murders of her family members.
++ Write your beloved pet’s biography with the help of Dolores Hestad’s This Is My Doggie Life or This Is My Kitty Life.
++ New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan’s Everything Is Going to Be Okay is the perfect gift for a recent college graduate — or at least a certain kind of college graduate. Kaplan talks to The Daily Beast about the challenges and angst of being in your 20’s, especially in uncertain times.