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ET's Nischelle Turner spoke with DeVon Franklin about his new book, 'Live Free,' out now
ET's Nischelle Turner spoke with DeVon Franklin about his new book, 'Live Free,' out now
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Disneyland reopened to the public on April 30, but with a few ground rules. Until further notice, only California residents in groups no larger than three households can visit, but even when this qualifier lifts, all guests will be required to have valid tickets for the days they choose to head to the park, according to a new ticketing system.
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On Tuesday, Meghan Markle announced that she wrote her first children’s book titled ‘The Bench.’ The book started as a poem she wrote for her husband, Prince Harry, for Father’s Day, a month after their son, Archie, was born. The two are currently expecting their second child, a baby girl, due this summer.
The adaptation is actually a combination of two stories.
She has been an actress, blogger, human rights activist, narrator, producer and investor. But now, the Duchess of Sussex has added another string to her bow, that of children’s author. Meghan, 39, has written a book about the “special bond” between father and son, inspired by the relationship between her husband, the Duke of Sussex, and their son, Archie, who turns two on Thursday. The story, called The Bench, evolved from a poem she wrote for Prince Harry on his first Father’s Day and is her first foray into children’s literature. Illustrated by a California-based artist Christian Robinson, the 40-page book, aimed at children aged three to seven, will be published on June 8. The Duchess said: “The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born. “That poem became this story. Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens. “My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine.”
The 30th birthday of Bret Easton Ellis’s novel American Psycho is not a universal cause for celebration. Many people have found something almost offensive about the anniversary falling at a time when men are being asked to think urgently about how to make the world safer for women. Even Ellis himself, when I ask him about his most famous work, admits, “It wouldn’t be published today.” The fact that it remains in print – and has spawned a hit film and even a stage musical – will be seen by some as an indictment of the fundamental misogyny of Western society. Back in 1991, one feminist campaigner denounced American Psycho as a “how-to novel on the torture and dismemberment of women”. There is an alternative view, however. Its admirers cite its unmatched insight into the mindset of a late-capitalist generation of American men that sees women as disposable accessories. Some feminists even risked the wrath of their sisters by pointing out that it was meant to be an exposure of the banal preoccupations of its era. Fay Weldon said: “He [Easton Ellis] gets us to a T. And we can’t stand it. It’s our problem, not his.” My first encounter with the book, at school in the 1990s, was not exactly in a feminist context. A copy was passed around that fell open at certain passages in the way that Lady Chatterley’s Lover did for a previous generation: those in the know would invite others to read the passage involving an abducted woman and a hungry rat, and sniggeringly wait for them to turn green. One ought to note that the novel’s narrator, Patrick Bateman – investment banker, disciple of the business style of Donald Trump, fan of Phil Collins, and serial killer – is an equal opportunities sadist. His victims include several men, a couple of dogs, and a five-year-old boy. Although there is some suggestion that the killing sprees are merely Bateman’s fantasies or hallucinations, the book remains queasily ambiguous. When American Psycho was first published, Ellis was, at 26, widely regarded as something of a has-been. He had become a celebrity while still in college after his first novel, Less Than Zero (1985), a mildly controversial study of disaffected Generation X-ers, became a critical and commercial hit; but the follow-up, The Rules of Attraction (1987) was conspicuously less successful. Many commentators thought American Psycho was a confected publicity trap designed to project Ellis back into the limelight. However, Robert Asahina, the editor at Simon & Schuster who worked on Ellis’s first three novels, insists that he took the writing of the book very seriously.
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Actor, philanthropist, duchess, and now … children’s book author. Meghan Markle is truly the royal doing it all with the news of her latest project, an illustrated children’s book titled The Bench. The book is based on a Father’s Day poem she wrote for Prince Harry, and it will explore the bond between fathers and […]
Production companies fronted by Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal have landed adaptive rights to scientist Suzanne Simard’s memoir “Finding the Mother Tree.” In a competitive situation, Adams’ Bond Group Entertainment and Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories scored the the book, published today via Knopf. The project is being developed by both companies with Adams set to star. […]
Jeff Bezos made headlines back in 2019 when he posted on Medium that he had been having an affair with a married TV journalist and that he was writing about it because the National Enquirer had photos and was trying to blackmail him. But there was far more to the story, as Bloomberg journalist Brad Stone details in his forthcoming book "Amazon Unbound," an excerpt of which is being published today by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.While the Medium post was a master stroke in shifting the broader narrative, Bezos used a personal appeal to Amazon executives to convince his team that he remained firmly in control.In the excerpt, Stone details how Bezos explained the whole affair, if you will, to Amazon executives during a lengthy Feb. 14, 2019 meeting that ran so long that it cut into executives' Valentine's Day plans.Bezos' Medium post had accused the Enquirer of trying to extort him and linked the tabloid publisher to political figures hostile to him, including Saudi Arabian leaders upset with how The Washington Post — which Bezos owns — covered the murder of its reporter Jamal Khashoggi."All of this is very distracting, so thank you for being focused on the business," Bezos told the executives, as he turned from explaining his personal life to managing the corporate head count.Between the lines: The incident shows Bezos' skill at owning the narrative, using the same skills he typically applies to Amazon product launches to protecting one of the company's most valuable assets — Bezos' reputation. Yes, but: As Stone highlights, Bezos was actually beginning the process of loosening his once vise-like grip on Amazon, a move that would eventually lead Bezos to hand the reins to Andy Jassy, the longtime head of Amazon Web Services.There are more juicy details in the excerpt. You can read the whole thing here.Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
Jeffrey MilsteinTo say we’re nostalgic for Paris at this point would be a gross understatement—we’re positively aching for it! Luckily, our latest selection for Just Booked (our series on gorgeous new travel coffee table books) is the fascinating Paris: From the Air by photographer Jeffrey Milstein and published by Rizzoli.There is something utterly captivating about seeing central Paris’ geometric grid from above—the triangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms of city blocks. But the book also takes us from the ornate dome of Invalides (which we’d never seen up close) to the public parks and gardens that even though they were laid out centuries ago seem as if they were designed for viewers in the sky. Paris: From the Air by Jeffrey Milstein ($20.86 on Amazon) Rizzoli The book also rescues some of the city’s less beloved spots, making even the Gare Montparnasse look cool. And while the Pompidou doesn’t look like much from directly above, just by moving slightly to the side it positively pops against the rooflines of its more traditional surroundings.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is releasing her first children’s book, one rooted in the relationship between Prince Harry and their son, Archie. Random House Children’s Books announced Tuesday that “The Bench” will be released June 8. It is illustrated by award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson and Meghan will narrate the audiobook edition.