Jose Canseco switches publishers for steroids sequel
NEW YORK - Jose Canseco is changing publishers for his sequel on steroids use in baseball.
Canseco's "Vindicated" was dropped Tuesday by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, The New York Times reported on its Web site.
Bret Saxon, Canseco's book agent, told the paper that he had obtained another publisher and that the book remained scheduled to be released by opening day. Saxon declined to name the publisher, the paper said.
Canseco is collaborating with Pablo Fenjves, the ghost writer of "If I Did It," the book in which O.J. Simpson gave an imaginary confession to how he would have killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, the paper said. Fenjves replaced Don Yaeger, a former Sports Illustrated associate editor who withdrew.
"Juiced," Canseco's 2005 book, described his steroids use and implicated Mark McGwire, among others.
Phoenix Books presents 'The Unsinkable Heather Mills'
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Celebrity biographer Neil Simpson brings us "The Unsinkable Heather Mills: The Unauthorized Biography of the Great Pretender," about Heather Mills, the woman who loved and lost Sir Paul McCartney.
Few women have lived lives as rich, as tragic or as eventful as Heather Mills. So, just who is she? Phoenix Books is proud to present the answer in "The Unsinkable Heather Mills: The Unauthorized Biography of the Great Pretender."
Phoenix Books is a major force among independent publishers of books and audio books. Phoenix's recent and upcoming titles include works from Larry King, Bill Maher, Stephen Hawking, Gene Simmons, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Senator Mike Gravel and Larry Flynt.
Mormon-Christian dialogue essential in presidential campaign
DELAND, Fla. - The Mormon faith of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may become a campaign focal point following Romney's win in the Michigan primary. "Mormonism in Dialogue with Contemporary Christian Theologies," a set of academic conversations between the two groups, describes the Mormon faith and its followers' interactions with Christianity.
Donald W. Musser, senior professor of religious studies at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., is co-creator, co-editor and contributor to the book. He is available for comment about religion and may be contacted at dmusserstetson.edu or (386) 822-8934. Musser has a doctorate in Theology from the University of Chicago and his field of expertise is "theology, religion and culture."
The book includes chapters on major theologians and current topics. Each chapter contains an essay by an academic theologian, followed with a response by a Mormon scholar, and then, a rejoinder by the theologian.
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