News: January 2008 Archives

Oprah has chosen Eckhart Tolle’s 2005 self-help guide, A New Earth, as her latest book club selection. Oprah made the announcement today on her talk show, which also featured novelist Ken Follett, author of her previous book club pick, The Pillars of the Earth.

A New Earth

"Being able to share this material with you is a gift and a part of the fulfillment of my life's purpose," Oprah said on the show. "It was an awakening for me that I want for you, too."

She's so dedicated to the cause that she's going to co-host, with Tolle, a series of live, interactive classroom discussions via the Internet. Each discussion in the free, 10-week program (March 3-May 5) will focus on a specific chapter theme. (To pre-register for the class, click here.)

According to a press release issued by Harpo Productions ...

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The Associated Press reports that Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries series) has teamed up with the American Library Association to encourage young people to start writing in personal journals — with a pen — rather than online, where there is no privacy.

Cabot, whose latest book, Princess Mia, came out last month, will host Teen Journal Writing Workshops across the country, where teenagers will be able to decorate their own journals and learn about writing from a best-selling author, who has used her own teenage diaries as fodder for her own books.

Princess Mia

Here are Cabot’s five tips for teens starting offline diaries...

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