Michael Chabon had long been mystified by that Bob Dylan lyric about "midnight's broken toe." The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, the keynote speaker Wednesday at the annual induction ceremony of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was explaining his undiminished passion for rock music and confiding that he had become obsessed by the opening line to Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom."
Atria Books announced Monday it's publishing a memoir by Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash in December at age 43. "Unbreakable," coming out simultaneously in English and Spanish, is scheduled for July and has been authorized by Rivera's family.
Some final words from the late Mexican-American singer and TV star Jenni Rivera will be out this summer. Atria Books announced Monday it's publishing a memoir by the multimillion-selling artist, who died in a plane crash in December at age 43.
In "Remembering Whitney," the mother of the late Whitney Houston writes that from the start she had doubted whether Bobby Brown was right for her daughter. And she thinks that Whitney might not have ended up so "deep" into drugs had they not stayed together.
On a night he was honored for his way with words, Keith Richards was clearly winging it. "This is one for the books, if you get my drift - you hacks," the 67-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist joked Tuesday as he accepted the Mailer Prize for Distinguished Biography, a prize earned by his million-selling memoir "Life."