Sunday, May 26, 2024

Tuesday Brings Biggest Book Drop Day in Recent Memory: Bono, Dylan, Matthew Perry Will Spur Huge Sales


This Tuesday we’re getting the biggest book drop in recent memory.

Circle November 1st for three huge non fiction seller best sellers coming to stores, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

The fastest seller will be Matthew Perry’s confessional about his drug and alcohol addiction. The “Friends” star is coming with “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing.” Overhyped already, the book is already number 1 on amazon. We won’t know until Tuesday morning if Perry’s publicists have left anything out of the gossip columns or his Diane Sawyer interview. Maybe somewhere in the book he’ll offer a theory for why he fell into such despair.

Also coming Tuesday two rock and roll books we can’t live without: Bono’s “Surrender,” and Bob Dylan’s “The Philosophy of Modern Song.” I can’t wait to read both of them. Dylan’s book contains his evaluation of 60 popular songs plus a lot of autobiographical material and observations. It costs $37.95 on amazon.

Bono’s “Surrender” covers his 40 favorite songs, and is already number 8 on amazon. Bono has a big book event on Tuesday night at the Beacon Theater, as well.

If you can, buy these books at an independent book store in your area. Just walk over there and pick ’em up. We must preserve these stores. In my neighborhood, that would be Three Lives, Shakespeare & Co., or McNally Jackson.

More on these books Tuesday after midnight…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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