Book news for the week of May 18, 1990 |


Book news for the week of May 18, 1990

Book news for the week of May 18, 1990. Brief updates from the literary world

Too Poignant for Words
Donald Trump described his second book, Trump: Surviving at the Top, in The New York Times: ”It’s deeper and more poignant than my first.”

Rolling Stone Bill Wyman hasn’t yet delivered to Viking a final manuscript for Stone Alone, his expose of the band’s first 10 years, but the word is that the book — based on his meticulous diaries — may split the world’s greatest rock & roll band. ”He blames Mick and Keith for pushing Brian Jones out (of the band),” says a Viking publicist. ”And he claims he didn’t receive full credit for his composing, like the opening riff of ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash.’ ” Stone Alone will be published in the U.S. and Great Britain in November.

Biz Sellers
Publishers Weekly reports that the Japanese edition of Bill Emmott’s The Sun Also Sets: The Limits to Japan’s Economic Power has bumped Megatrends 2000 from the top of Japan’s best-seller lists.