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Jim Carrey’s Friend Narrates His Book

Jim Carrey’s request for who he wanted to narrate his book, co-authored with Dana Vachon, has been granted. His former co-star and friend Jeff Daniels will narrate the audiobook for Memoirs And Misinformation–which sounds like a modern day satire and semi-autobiographical novel mashup.

Bedtime Stories

Initiated by the artist Maurizio Cattelan the New Museum has a new digital initiative in June: Bedtime Stories. Cattelan has asked friends and fellow artists to read a selection from their favorite book and you can see a new Bedtime Story added each day through the end of June. Already up are Iggy Pop, Ibrahim Mahama, Minerva Cuevas, and many more.

UK’s Fiction And Nonfiction Paperback Charts

This is the kind of news that is “Well good for them!” but also super “It is 2020 and this is the first?!”: UK’s fiction and nonfiction paperback charts have, for the first time ever, Black British women in the top spots. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo was the top seller for fiction paperback and Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge was the top seller for nonfiction paperback. With sudden soaring sales for Black authors, Waterstones is being urged to donate money to the Black Lives Matter movement.