Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Over the Counter #334

What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? Books with an 'F' and a star(s) in the title.......

First up is I'm Your Biggest Fan: Awkward Encounters and Assorted Misadventures in Celebrity Journalism by Kate Coyne.

From the publisher, Hachette Book Group:

"The Executive Editor of People Magazine provides an unfiltered and hilarious look at her life alongside the rich and famous, as she reveals how being a fan-girl lead to celebrity close encounters she could only dream of growing up.

From the NY Post's "Page Six" to Good Housekeeping and now People, Kate Coyne has spent years on the front lines of the entertainment industry, feeding our insatiable appetite for celebrity news and gossip. I'm Your Biggest Fan chronicles her journey from red-carpet reporter to upper-level editor and the countless surreal, surprising, and awkward interactions she had with stars along the way. Featuring A-listers such as Michael Douglas (who warned her about tabloid reporting), Tom Cruise (whose behavior will surprise you) and Tom Hanks (who, yes, is wonderful) Coyne's stories reveal insights about pop culture's biggest icons-and the journalist who has followed their every move."

Next up is It's Just a F***ing Date: Some Sort of Book About Dating by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola.

From Diversion Books:

"A fun and funny guide to dating from the New York Times bestselling authors of It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken and He's Just Not That Into You.

Why does dating have to be so hard?

It doesn’t! Stop trying to out-game the system and relax. It's Just a F***Ing Date presents the tools, not the rules, for bringing back the art of the date. The ordeals of 21st century dating, from online dating and hooking up to pulling the plug when it isn’t working, will soon be easy to navigate. With tips to define what is and isn’t a date, how to get asked out, and setting your own dating standards, dating won’t seem old-fashioned, it will be fun.

Bestselling authors Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola return to the minefield of modern relationships with this revised and updated edition."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


Icewineanne said...

Always enjoy your Over the Counter posts. I'm definitely going to read I'm Your Biggest Fan..........not sure about the book on dating though LOL!!!

Luanne said...

Oh it's so nice to hear that you enjoy this feature. I often wonder if anyone picks up a book that has been showcased.

Icewineanne said...

I often pick up books you showcase. I enjoyed Kitchen Hacks & Pogue's Basics, and as I'm a huge animal lover, i just loved The Dogist, Old Faithful & Cute Emergency. Also Shake Cats & Felines of New York were both terrific. You highlight so many wonderful books that i would never normally come across in my travels. Many thanks for all your hard work Luanne. I hope to read & enjoy many more Over The Counter columns, in addition to your other great postings!