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On the Books Sept 15: 50 Cent vs. Chinua Achebe, new book about the Madoff family, and more

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++ According to the Guardian, author Chinua Achebe allegedly declined an offer from rapper-actor 50 Cent of $1 million to use the title Things Fall Apart for his upcoming football movie. The reports claim that 50 Cent was forced to change the title — which Achebe originally took from the William Butler Yeats poem “The Second Coming” — to All Things Fall Apart.

++ Little, Brown has announced in a press release that it will publish Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family by Laurie Sandell. Sandell has conducted extensive interviews with Andrew Madoff, Ruth Madoff, and Catherine Hooper, among others. The book will be released Oct. 31.

++ The “amplified edition” of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is coming to the iPad. All you tech-savvy Objectivists will get all kinds of extras.

++ On its final day, the Borders store in the Time Warner Center became an island of misfit books. The Awl rounded up the 33 best books left behind.