PEN America to Sue Donald Trump for Restricting Freedom of Speech

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Writers’ group PEN America, which consists of many well known writers and novelists, has filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York against President Donald Trump for ‘violations of America’s First Amendment’.

The group is attempting to “stop President Trump from using the machinery of government to retaliate or threaten reprisals against journalists and media outlets for coverage he dislikes”. The First Amendment of the US constitution protects freedom of speech and PEN aren’t the only group to voice concerns about how Trump has attempted to shut down journalism.
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‘Fear’ by Bob Woodward Has Sold Almost as Many Copies in a Week as ‘The Art of the Deal’ Has in 30 Years

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Bob Woodward’s Fear is arguably the biggest book of 2018 and, despite being released only last week, has already sold over a million copies. It was reported that the book sold 750,000 copies in its first day of sales alone. Fear‘s publisher Simon & Schuster spoke to CNN on Tuesday and said it had sold more than 1.1 million copies, making it the fastest selling book in the company’s history. A tenth printing is currently on order which will push book sales up to 1.2 million copies sold.
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West Virginian Library Reverses Decision Not to Stock Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear’

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A few days ago, it was reported that the Morgan County Public Library in Berkeley Springs, W.Va was refusing to stock the newly released, and much sought after, Bob Woodward book Fear, which takes a critical look at Trump’s time as POTUS. However, following an enormous backlash from local residents, which soon saw the story make headlines, the library has confirmed it will be lending out Fear.

Despite only being published last Friday, Fear has already proven to be one of the biggest books of the year and reportedly sold over 750,000 copies within its first day of sales, it is also the fastest-selling adult book since Harper Lee’s 2015 book Go Set a Watchmen.
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John Bunn: “Through my nightmare I found my dream”- from wrongfully convicted to literacy advocate

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John Bunn spent 17 years wrongfully imprisoned as a teenager, for a crime that occurred while he was actually asleep in bed. His life has been dictated by the incompetence and racism of the system that accused him, and for years John Bunn has been fighting the courts for his exoneration, all while battling with PTSD caused by his horrific ordeal.

This disgusting treatment of young Black men is a perfect example of why Colin Kaepernick kneels.

Today, Bunn visits schools to as a mentor and literacy advocate through his program bringing books to prisons.

“There’s no greater feeling than me feeling like I’m existing for a purpose, and this is what gives my life purpose right now,” he says.

“Through my nightmare … I found my dream.”

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Fear: Trump in the White House Smashes Sales Expectations

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Veteran Washington reporter Bob Woodward wrote Fear: Trump in the White House, a scathing attack on President Trump’s administration. Trump dismissed the book as ‘a joke’ but after less than a week of sales it seems it’s a joke that many people are keen to share as it’s reported that the book has sold three quarters of a million copies in the first day and is already going to its ninth reprint.

Guaranteed to be the bestselling nonfiction book of September, the expose is said to “depict a White House awash in dysfunction, where the Lord of the Flies is the closest thing to an owner’s manual”, according to a review posted in the Guardian recently.

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Stormy Daniels to Publish Tell-All Memoir

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Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who is alleged to have had an affair with Donald Trump is to publish a tell-all memoir next month and the title, fittingly will be Full Disclosure.

The ‘funny, sharp, warm and impassioned’ book will be published simultaneously on October 2nd in the USA, UK, Australia, South Africa, India, and Germany in hardcover, ebook and audio formats.
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New satirical kid’s book ‘Don’t Do That Donald’ is on its way!

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Don’t Do That, Donald! is a fun book for children of all ages brought to us by Paul Rigby, author of surprise bestsellers 50 Sheds of Grey and Mrs Fry’s Diary. 

In 2010, one year after he created the award-winning Twitter account @MrsStephenFry (recommended for the very silly), Mrs Fry’s Diary was named one of the Guardian Books of the Year. Paul’s answer to an erotic parody of EL. James’s 50 Shades series, featured on the Sunday Times Bestseller List in 2012, and is now a successful trilogy.

Out of that riotously funny mind comes a new satirical-humorous book for people of all ages. Fresh, bright cartoon illustrations provide the background for this woe-some story of a very naughty young man. Set as a cautionary tale- this rhyming poem warns us all of how little Donny cannot handle the pressure and starts acting out! “Don’t DO That Donald!”

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The Night of the Murdered Poets

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It sounds like the plot to a fantastic movie doesn’t it? Sadly the truth is a stain on history and yet another blot that fascism has left on our past.

On 12th August 1952, the execution of thirteen Soviet Jews in the Lubyanka Prison in Moscow in the then Soviet Union was carried out, the charges? Counterrevolutionary crimes and organised action meant to topple, undermine, or weaken the Soviet Union, whatever that means. Read More

New Book to Claim “Trump is Russian Asset”

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We’re living through some extraordinary political times the world over and as such this year has been a bumper one for political nonfiction books. Today we hear that publishers Transworld is publishing a new, explosive book next month that claims that the President of the United States is actually a Russian asset.

House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia is authored by Craig Unger and American journalist and author. It’s not his first foray into political writing, he also explored conflicting loyalties of US President George W Bush in House of Bush, House of Saud published in 2004.
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