My friend Steig: The Los Angeles Times looks at a new book about our favorite Swede, Steig Larsson: Our Days in Stockholm: "...this is the story of a friendship. Baksi writes that Larsson lived for his work as a journalist and activist. He had insomnia, was stunningly productive, had terrible eating habits and was haunted by certain memories that, in many ways, fueled his writing."
Oprah's final favorites: Along with 2012 Volkswagen Beetle's, Oprah included these books in her last--and perhaps most extravagant--Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things show:
Speaking of Oprah...: James Frey is back in the news, accused of exploiting young authors in his Full Fathom Five writing collective which produced I Am Number Four, and has sold 12 titles to publishing houses so far.