People: Michelle Obama's next book out Nov. 19

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Michelle Obama's next book out Nov. 19

Michelle Obama's first book since "Becoming" is more about her readers than about herself.

"Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice" will be published Nov. 19 by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House. The new release was announced Monday and is a companion to her multimillion-selling "Becoming," which came out last November. It features an introduction by the former first lady and quotations and questions related to her memoir. It is designed to help readers tell their own stories.

In the new book's introduction, Obama writes that she hopes the journal will encourage people to write down their "experiences, thoughts, and feelings, in all their imperfections, and without judgment."

NY library exhibit to honor JD Salinger

An upcoming exhibit at the New York Public Library will offer a look into the very private life of J.D. Salinger.

From Oct. 18 to Jan 20, 2020, the library will show materials ranging from family photographs to letters to the original typescript for his classic "The Catcher in the Rye." The exhibit is called "J.D. Salinger" and was organized by the library in partnership with the author's widow, Colleen Salinger, and son, Matt Salinger.

Matt Salinger said that while he plans to release his father's unpublished writings at some point, the library will not be showing any unpublished material.

J.D. Salinger, who died in 2010, published no books after the 1960s but continued to write during the following decades. Fans have long obsessed over what he had been working on.

The exhibit will help mark the 100th anniversary of Salinger's birth. In a statement Monday, Matt Salinger said that he hopes to lift "the veil a bit" on his famous father, whom he acknowledged avoided public scrutiny in his lifetime.

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"But I've learned that while he may have only fathered two children there are a great, great many readers out there who have their own rather profound relationships with him, through his work, and who have long wanted to get to know him better," Matt Salinger said.

Lauren Cohan to return to 'Walking Dead'

Lauren Cohan walked away from "The Walking Dead." Now she's headed back.

At the end of Saturday's New York Comic Con panel for the apocalyptic AMC zombie series that has spawned its own universe, a masked cast member stood and revealed herself to be Cohan, whose return was subsequently announced.

AMC also announced an 11th season of the series, whose 10th starts Sunday night.

Cohan, who played Maggie Greene on the show starting in season two, left as a full-time cast member to pursue other projects after the eighth season then made a few guest appearances in the ninth.

The 37-year-old actress has since appeared in the short-lived ABC series "Whiskey Cavalier" and the Mark Wahlberg film "Mile 22."

It's not clear when or how Cohan's character will return.

Today's birthdays: Actor Paul Hogan is 80. Actor-comedian Chevy Chase is 76. Actress Sigourney Weaver is 70. Singer Robert "Kool" Bell of Kool and the Gang is 69. Comedian Darrell Hammond ("Saturday Night Live") is 64. Singer Steve Perry of Cherry Poppin' Daddies is 56. Actor-screenwriter Matt Damon is 49. Actor Nick Cannon is 39. Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is 34. Actor Angus T. Jones ("Two and a Half Men") is 26.

—The Associated Press


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