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BOOK NEWS ROUNDUP: A Jumanji First-Look; Ghost Rider on Agents of SHIELD; Bruce Springsteen’s New Memoir

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Time for a mid-week book news roundup! Each week BookTrib is bringing you quick commentary regarding news from across the web, from TV to comics to books galore, if it has a literary twist– it’s on our radar. Take a look at this week’s book-related picks: Jumanji is happening folks, deal with it. Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 children’s picture book sure has had an exciting run, and it’s still inspiring new works 36 years later. The 1995 film starring the late Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt and a young Kirsten Dunst, became an instant classic; one I wish they never touched—but still, a continuation is underway. The newest film will star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and everyone’s (OK, my)…

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Spartan Up! ‘Born to Run’ Author Christopher McDougall on the Making of a Hero

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Author of the International best-seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall is constantly seeking out new challenges, pushing the limits and proving that most skills simply lie dormant within all of us, just waiting to be discovered. Here, McDougall talks with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, to answer some very important questions about success, compassion and what actually makes a hero. For more, watch the podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch and take on any obstacle, on an off the course. In Spartan Up! The…

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From Bruce Springsteen to Megyn Kelly: A Big Week for Celebrity Book Deals

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In the ever-escalating celebrity book deal game, it’s hard to keep track of what great books we have to look forward to these days. Today, high-profile book deals seem to be the next step in further developing a celebrities brand. So in the spirit of helping all of you celeb memoir gobblers stay organized, here’s a quick roundup of book deals that were nailed down in the past week! On February 11, New Jersey rock god Bruce Springsteen nabbed a $10 million deal with Simon & Schuster to pen his autobiography. The book, perfectly titled Born to Run, will feature Springsteen’s recollections on growing up and the rise of the E Street Band. “Writing about yourself is a funny business,” wrote Springsteen…

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