On the Books May 11: Billy Corgan and Jaycee Dugard writing memoirs, Donald Trump comic book in the works, and more | EW.com

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On the Books May 11: Billy Corgan and Jaycee Dugard writing memoirs, Donald Trump comic book in the works, and more

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In addition to recording two new albums, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is writing a spiritual autobiography called God Is Everywhere, from Here to There. Corgan is penning the book himself, and with 300 pages completed, he claims he’s about a third of the way finished.

Jaycee Dugard, a California woman who was kidnapped at age 11 and held captive for 18 years, will have her account of the ordeal published this summer by Simon & Schuster. The planned release date of A Stolen Life is July 12.

Bluewater Productions is planning a Donald Trump comic book that will tell the story of the tycoon’s life with presidential grandeur: “We’re trying to portray him less as a caricature and more as a potential leader of the free world,” said Bluewater president Darren Davis.

Joyce Carol Oates hopes to add an addendum to future editions of her memoir A Widow’s Story that will acknowledge her second marriage 13 months after the death of her first husband, Raymond Smith. Her editor Daniel Halpern would not support that decision, saying it would break “the spell of the book.”

Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert doesn’t need a day job, by any means, but citizens of Frenchtown, NJ know her as the co-owner and sometimes salesclerk of Two Button Imports, a store that sells South Asian wares.

A first edition copy of To Kill A Mockingbird signed by author Harper Lee sold for $25,000 last week on the website AbeBooks.

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