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Olympic gold medal winner, gymnast, and author Gabrielle Douglas posted this pic of her and Newark Mayor Cory Booker to her Facebook page.

Gabrielle wrote in her post: "It was such an honor to meet Newark Mayor Cory Booker and sign his copy of my new book - Grace, Gold, & Glory! :)  Still keeping NY and NJ in my prayers! [Heart] Gabrielle"

Gabrielle is on a book tour to promote her new book Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith. Pick up a copy over here

Kristin Gore.jpgKristin Gore is set to co-write the screenplay for Nailed, a political satire in which the main character, Sammy Joyce, turns into a nympho after a nail is accidentally shot into her head.  The Hollywood Reporter reports:

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel are attached to star in the risque political satire "Nailed." David O. Russell is attached to direct and co-write the screenplay with Al Gore's daughter, Kristin Gore.

Biel would play Sammy Joyce, a socially awkward small-town receptionist who has a nail accidentally shot into her head by a clumsy workman, eliciting wild sexual urges.

The uninsured Joyce goes on a crusade to Washington to fight for the rights of the bizarrely injured. She meets an immoral congressman (Gyllenhaal) who takes advantage of her sex drive and capitalizes on her crusade as Joyce heads into her own career in politics.

Prior to working on Nailed, Kristin penned two novels, Sammy's Hill and Sammy's House, that also "star" Sammy Joyce, the character in the film. We've read and recommend both books.  (Read Sammy's House second, because it gives away the ending to Sammy's Hill.)

On a personal fitness note, Kristin stays in shape by running.  See what's on her running iTunes playlist here (you'll have to scroll down a little).

See also:

Kristin Gore - Stylish in Cosmo [PolichicksOnline.com]

Photo of Kristin Gore (above left) was taken by her mom, Tipper Gore.


 

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Jenna Bush, 26, and BFF Mia Baxter, 25, talked to Glamour about their best friendship

The pair met 10 years ago in Madrid, when they participated in a high school overseas student exchange program.  They recently published the book Ana's Story together (Jenna wrote the text and Mia, a photographer, took the pictures). Ana's Story is about the difficulties faced by an HIV infected single mother living in Latin America.   

Not sure when Glamour posted the article about the girls' BFF-hood (probably within the past few weeks).  Just ran across it.

In photo on left, Jenna Bush and Mia Baxter pose for Glamour.

Bill Clinton is hosting a book party for Chelsea's ex-boyfriend, Ian Klauss, who penned Elvis Is Titanic.  The move is unusual in that, at least, I hope my dad isn't throwing any festivas for any of my exes. 

Chelsea and her friends are expected to attend the book party, and Ian has dedicated the book to Chelsea.

Apparently, Chelsea and Ian really meant it when they said "let's still be friends" at the end of their break up talk. (We all say that, but who ever really means it?) 

Jenna Bush talks about her new book (Ana's Story), her recent engagement and life as a first daughter in this week's People magazine (October 8, 2007).  She says that her dad is "so funny and so goofy; he keeps me laughing."  She also says that as president, her dad "has done a really great job." 

When Hardball host Chris Matthews appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to plug his new book, Life's  a Campaign, Jon Stewart totally trashed his book for the entire segment.  And Matthews didn't like it (although, strangely enough, he laughed through all of the insults).

Good for ratings? Yep.  Good for book sales? Not so much.

 

Jenna Bush Book Tour -Bill O'leary - Wash Post.jpgJenna Bush has penned Ana's Story, a book about a young, single mother she met in Latin America who is HIV positive.  Her book tour kicked off on Saturday in Washington, D.C. and will take her to 25 cities.

She told The Washington Post that "UNICEF is doing incredible work,"  and "the Clinton Foundation is doing amazing work in Africa and Latin America." She also joked that she and her fiance, Henry Hager, are thinking about a Las Vegas wedding.

See Jenna's Story: A New Author Steps Forth [The Washington Post]

Photo by Bill O'leary, The Washington Post

Tonight, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden,
chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will be featured
in an encore broadcast of The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS-TV.

The show originally aired on July 31, 2007, the publication date of
his book, Promises To Keep. Tune in or TiVO this interview with
Senator Biden!

To learn more about Sen. Biden, visit www.JoeBiden.com

Jenna Hits the Book Tour

From Shennanigans:

Jenna is "hitting the book-tour circuit, "Heard On the Hill reports. "Jenna kicks it off on Sept. 29 at Borders in Annapolis, Md., and she'll be in Washington a week later at Politics & Prose bookstore in Northwest D.C. to read excerpts from her book, which is targeted at middle-schoolers. Any extra security and crowd control measures beyond her Secret Service detail haven't been decided, but so far the bookstore has gotten more interest than expected and is still working out the details of whether the event at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5 will be open to the public."

 

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Bill Clinton's new book, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, is out today.  Below is a description of the book in Clinton's own words.  And check out his new rustic look in the photo.  Nice update. We like.

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Hillary Clinton's campaign sent out the alert below to let everyone know about Hillary's and Bill's upcoming appearances on Letterman, Oprah and Larry King.  Make sure you watch!

Mark your calendars and set your Tivos and VCRs -- you don't want to miss Hillary's two upcoming TV appearances! Tonight she'll be making her seventh appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman -- her first as a candidate for president. And this coming Tuesday, September 4, she'll be Ellen's guest on the season premiere of the Ellen DeGeneres show.

Ellen is soliciting questions from her viewers to ask of Hillary, and we want to turn it around on her. So if you have a question for Hillary to ask Ellen, submit it here:

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/questionsforellen

Also on September 4, you can catch President Clinton on both the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Late Show, talking about his new book Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World. He'll also be on CNN's Larry King Live on September 5.

Check the links below for full listings:

  • August 30: Hillary on Letterman - Listings
  • September 4: Hillary on Ellen - Listings
  • September 4: Bill Clinton on Oprah - Listings
  • September 4: Bill Clinton on Letterman - Listings
  • September 5: Bill Clinton on Larry King - Listings
Make sure you don't miss them!

Bill Clinton is such a sensitive man.  Watch him laugh, cry and share with Oprah on her September 4th show.  He will be on to give his first interview about his new passion!  Oprah's show airs at 4 p.m. EST on ABC.

FoxNews.com posted an article by demcratic strategist Susan Estrich titled The Dog Days of Politics Become Campaign Prime Time.  In the article, Estrich notes how early we are paying attention to our presidential primary candidates this cycle. She also makes (again) the case for Hillary Clinton.

Estrich published a book actually titled The Case for Hillary Clinton about two years ago, which I thought made some valid points about Clinton's viability as a candidate when I read it back then.  My colleagues, on the other hand, thought I was a nutcase for even beginning to think that Clinton had a shot. "She might have a chance in the primary... might," they said, "but even then she'll never get far in the general election." We'll see.

Susan Estrich is a Fox News commentator and (excellent) law professor at the University of Southern California Law School (I took her class on criminal law).  She attended Harvard Law School, where she was the first woman editor of the Harvard Law Review (Barack Obama was the first African American editor).  She also became the first woman to head up a presidential campaign when 1988 democratic candidate Michael Dukakis appointed her his campaign manager.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain was on Jon Stewart last night to promote his new book, Hard Call.  As always, McCain's performance was personable and funny.  Not to be outdone, Stewart couldn't resist teasing the senator about his falling-apart-at-the-seams presidential campaign. 

 

Author Kristin Gore is now a Cosmo girl. Check her out in the new Cosmopolitan Magazine (September 2007) dressed in a power suit comprised of a short, hip tweed jacket and thigh-high mini skirt paired with at least 3- inch- high Stuart Weitzman pumps. The long legs, the heels... chic yet still power lunch appropriate.

Look closely at Kristin's photo to see that she's holding a copy of her latest book,"Sammy's House," which is a definite polichick lit must-read. Kristin happens to be the daughter of former Vice President Al Gore.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has a new book out called Hard Call.  Here is a video interview with him discussing the book.  The video was produced by his campaign.

 

First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush are collaborating on a children's book that will be published by HarperCollins in September 2008.  (Confidential to G Dub: yes, there will be lots of pictures...really big ones...with colors too.) The story will be based on Mrs. Bush's and Jenna's experiences as teachers.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to partner with one of my favorite teachers, my daughter Jenna, to write a children's book -- and to have it illustrated by the wonderfully talented artist, Denise Brunkus," the Mrs. Bush said in a statement issued Thursday by HarperCollins. 

Jenna Bush is also happy about the collaboration.  "My mom has been my lifelong inspiration, sharing her love of reading and books with (my sister) Barbara and me since we were little girls," she said in a statement. "I've taken that passion into the classroom. I hope this book will help kids realize the importance and fun that reading can add to their daily lives."

Kids across the nation say they are excited to read the Book.  President Bush says he looks forward to sounding it out.

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