Misty Copeland is the first black female ballerina to be named a principal dancer by the American Ballet Theatre. Now she’s adding “author” to her resume.
Copeland has released a new book entitled Ballerina Body, focusing on both the physical and mental strength it takes to better your body in the best way possible. She stresses that it’s not a “dieting” book, instead saying “For me, it was just getting myself into the best shape that it could, but understanding that it’s OK to be different. If you’re talented and gifted enough, it doesn’t matter what you look like.”
It sounds like a mix of self-help, cookbook and memoir. The book includes inspirational words of encouragement, exercises, recipes, and her “secrets” to being strong mentally and physically.
It’s so important for a woman in her position to write a book like this, to inspire girls to care for their bodies the healthy way instead of starving themselves unhealthily, not to mention the volumes it speaks for black girls who may not have ever envisioned a future like Misty Copeland’s.
Get Ballerina Body in hardcover now for $15.59.
Or on your Kindle for $15.99.
For those of you who watch the cartoon Bob’s Burgers, you know that almost every episode includes a “burger of the day.” Now, those burgers are about to become a reality.
According to Entertainment Weekly, tumblr blogger Cole Bowden is releasing a cookbook of all the shows’ burgers of the day, in conjunction with show creator Loren Bouchard. Bowen created the tumblr, The Bob’s Burger Experiment to recreate the shows’ recipes a while back, and it caught the attention of the show creator.
Now the two are releasing a physical cookbook in March 2016, with Bowen’s recreation recipes and show creator Bouchard doing the illustrations. The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book is already a #1 bestseller on Amazon!
You can pre-order The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book in hardcover for $14.41.
Remember that time Paula Deen said something naughty? Apparently time heals wounds.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Paula Deen got a new book deal, two years after Random House dropped her following her racial SNAFU. Now Deen has an agreement with Hachette Book Group. The agreements gives Hachette permission to distribute around the world Deen’s books that were released under the Paula Deen Ventures label.
Deen’s first book with Hachette, Paula Deen Cuts the Fat, is expected to be released in September. Several other books are already planned for later releases.