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President Obama Plans To Write Another Book

 

Obama plans to restart his literary career after President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated on Jan. 20.

He published his first book, the memoir “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, when he was 34. A second book “The Audacity of Hope” was published in 2006. Literary agent Raphael Sagalyn said that President Obama could earn 30 million for a multiple book deal and one of the most valuable memoirs. He also said that Michelle Obama’s memoir will be the most valued first lady memoir in history.

Books of The Year

Books To Read For 2016

 

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Literary Rejections That Became Popular

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They Want These Books On Best Seller Lists Banned

they want Captain Underpants banned because of the violence it contains

reasons for challenges included anti-family messages, cultural insensitivity, drug and alcohol use, gambling and offensive language.Most recently, the book was pulled from middle school classrooms in Waterloo, Iowa, this March.

challengers take issue with the novel’s homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint and sexually explicit content.

its drug- and alcohol-related and sexually explicit content and homosexuality has kept it as a repeated feature on the most challenged list.

continues to appear on the most frequently challenged books list for its scenes of violence, sexuality and offensive language.

despite its widespread popularity, Suzanne Collins’ series have been called anti-ethnic, anti-family, insensitive, violent and satanic by those who challenge its presence on library shelves.

intended for younger audiences, the majority of its audience is more adult than young adult, there are still challenges to the series’ placement on library shelves due to its nudity, offensive language and religious viewpoint.

raises questions about appropriate content for young adult audiences. And some deemed it inappropriate enough to land on the most frequently challenged book list for three years.

landed on the top-10 most frequently challenged list in back-to-back years in 2010 and 2011 for its insensitivity, nudity, racism, religious viewpoint and sexually explicit content.

offensive language and racism were cited as reasons in 2009 and 2011 to take the book off of library and school shelves.

 Banned Books Week Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2015

The Most popular Books In U.S.Libraries

Books That Are Really Long To Read & Hard To Put Down

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

A thousand pages to describe Scarlett’s three husbands and her struggles during the war.

Margaret Mitchell at the Gone With The Wind movie premiere party in Atlanta. © Bettmann/CORBIS, 1939

Boredom caused 25-year-old Margaret Mitchell to write 63 of the chapters. Mitchell was a journalist for the Atlanta Journal Sunday Magazine. spending 10 years of her life working on the book, Mitchell didn’t really have much intention of publishing it. When a “friend” heard that she was considering writing a book (though in fact, it had been written), she said something to the effect of, “Imagine, you writing a book!” Annoyed, Mitchell took her massive manuscript to a Macmillan editor the next day. She later regretted the act and sent the editor a telegram saying, “Have changed my mind. Send manuscript back.”

Ralph Thompson, a book reviewer for The New York Times, was quite unimpressed with the book at first, saying “I happen to feel that the book would have been infinitely better had it been edited down to, say, 500 pages-”

At the end, Thompson admitted, “Any kind of first novel of over 1,000 pages is an achievement and for the research that was involved, and for the writing Itself, the author of Gone With the Wind deserves due recognition.”

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

After reading 200 pages of Infinite Jest, Michael Pietsch, Wallace’s editor at Little, Brown,told Wallace’s agent, “I want to do this book more than I want to breathe.”

Pietsch responded to the original 1,600-page manuscript of Infinite Jest with a letter to Wallace saying, “It’s exactly the challenge and adventure I came to book publishing to find.” He also suggested that Wallace make extensive cuts to the book, adding, “I’m still hoping there are ways to make the novel much shorter, not because any one piece of it isn’t wonderful but because the longer it is the more people will find excuses not to read it. On the attached pages I’ve suggested chapters and scenes that maybe can come out without killing the patient.” On Pietsch’s letter, Wallace circled that section and simply put a question mark by it.

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Five Volumes —--Read On

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

 Originally published as Voyna i mir in 1865-69. War and Peace is about early 19th-century Russian society, noted for its mastery of realistic detail and variety of psychological analysis, and generally regarded as one of the world’s greatest novels. War and Peace is primarily concerned with the histories of five aristocratic families–particularly the Bezukhovs, the Bolkonskys, and the Rostovs–the members of which are portrayed against a vivid background of Russian social life during the war against Napoleon (1805-14).       Read On 

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

East of Eden, often considered Steinbeck’s most ambitious novel, follows the intricate lives of two families, the Hamiltons, based on Steinbeck’s maternal ancestors, and the Trasks as they settle in California.

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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

The seed of the Rebecca story lay in Daphne du Maurier's jealousy of her husband's first fiancee

The seed of the Rebecca story lay in Daphne du Maurier’s jealousy of her husband’s first fiancee Photo: REX

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