Tom Clancy novels were so real, that after the Cold War thriller "The Hunt for Red October" came out, a military official suspected the author of having access to classified material. Tom Clancy says he didn't. He died Tuesday.
Invisible Man book ban: A mother in North Carolina complained that the Invisible Man was "too much for teenagers." "Invisible Man" is a first-person narrative by a black man who considers himself socially invisible. It was originally published in 1952.
Beetle Bailey's creator, Mort Walker, received birthday accolades from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as the governor of his home state, the mayor of New York, Dolly Parton, and even Prince Albert II of Monaco.
'Selfie,' the self-portrait taken with a smartphone camera, is now officially part of the Oxford online dictionary. Selfie joins 'twerking,' 'digital detox,' and 'Bitcoin,' as part of the Oxford quarterly lexicon update.
Paula Deen was supposed to release "Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up" in October. But Ballantine Books canceled the release, even though it was already No. 1 in pre-orders on Amazon.
'1984' book sales are rising after the Edward Snowden revelations about NSA spying. The topic of 'Big Brother' watching has spurred the sales of George Orwell's "1984" and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World."
Debbie Ford wrote 'The Dark side of the Light Chasers,' a self-help book. Debbie Ford built on her self-help books to become a lecturer, teacher, self-help coach at the The Ford Institute for Transformational Training. Ford passed on Sunday.
Kate Middleton was verbally attacked by Hilary Mantel, the first Briton to twice win the coveted Man Booker prize for fiction. In her attack, Hilary Mantel described Kate Middleton as 'a shop-window mannequin, with no personality.'
Pippa Middleton book: On Thursday her 416-page glossy hardback will be released in Britain. The title of the Pippa Middleton book of recipes and party planning tips? "Celebrate: A Year of British Festivities for Families and Friends"
J.K. Rowling has written a gritty and darkly humorous tale of ugly realities in a pretty English village. "The Casual Vacancy" is a story of ambition, envy, and rivalry. "There's swearing and sex ... It's a bit of a shock," says one reader.