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Stephan Lee
December 14, 2011 AT 02:49 PM EST

++ James Sallis, the author of Drive (which inspired the film starring Ryan Gosling), announced that the sequel Driven will be released in April 2012.

++ Actor Tom Sizemore (pictured) was known for his intense performances in Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down before his battle with substance abuse played out on Celebrity Rehab. Now he has signed a deal with Atria Books to co-write a memoir that encompasses his childhood, rise to fame, and addiction to cocaine and heroin.

++ Check out this cool infographic from Goodreads that sums up 2011 book stats and the top book-related happenings of the year.

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