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PHOTOS VIDEO Chad Dean from My 600 Lb Life published his tell-all memoir

We broke the story of the then-forthcoming weight loss memoir by Chad Dean from My 600 Lb Life a few weeks ago. Since the book’s release, Chad has been making the publicity rounds, spilling tons of new info — and sharing fantastic-looking new weight loss pics! Read on for our roundup, including his Today Show interview and where to buy the book!

Randall Sullivan’s book on the Curse of Oak Island is a love letter to an endless mystery

Did the Curse of Oak Island get solved

The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest Treasure Hunt is Randall Sullivan’s 400-page ode to the everlasting mysteries after which the Lagina Brothers have lusted for years. The journalist and true crime writer explains the island’s history — and a great many of the theories surrounding it — in such meticulous detail that at several points you can’t help but expect Sullivan to finally untangle the Gordian Knot at the center of both the island and the show itself. And, in a way, he does…

‘My dystopian future come true’: An interview with Isaac Marion, author of ‘The Living’

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Isaac Marion has just concluded his Warm Bodies series with The Living, a daring, ambitious novel about societal decay, corporate overreach, true love, and hordes of zombies stalking across the land. Despite what that description probably brings to mind, though, our interview with Marion reveals that little about the novelist matches what you might expect.

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Isaac Marion’s ‘The Living’: A grand finale for an epic tale of apocalypse and rebirth (and tons of zombies)

With The Living, novelist Isaac Marion brings the Warm Bodies series to the only conclusion it could possibly have: one that’s equal parts grand, gory, and glorious. There’s maybe never been a better time for a zombie-based reflection on the meaning of humanity, and Marion’s final installment doesn’t disappoint.

Taschen’s $1,500 ‘The Stan Lee Story’ book due out this month is seeming like a bargain

It was just announced that comic book legend and pop culture icon Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95 earlier this morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. There will undoubtedly be innumerable tributes to this great man who had such a positive impact on so many people — not just through his creativity via the various media conduits of the Marvel Universe, but also as an inspiring and famously kind human being. Although no tribute could possibly measure up to Stan the Man’s contribution to this world, renowned publisher Taschen will come very close with their limited edition volume The Stan Lee Story, a mammoth limited edition $1,500 book documenting the life and influence of Stan that has been eight years in the making.

Nick Offerman narrating the Twain’s Feast audiobook is the Thanksgiving soundtrack we need this year

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We are unabashed admirers of Nick Offerman, so this will probably come as no surprise, but you need to get your hands on Offerman’s narration of the Twain’s Feast audiobook and use it as the soundtrack to your Thanksgiving cooking this year. For best results, pair with your beer, wine, or scotch of choice.

TEEN MOM Mackenzie McKee’s mom Angie Douthit signs a book deal

Angie Douthit

It has been six months since Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie McKee’s mother Angie Douthit was diagnosed with stage four cancer in her lungs and in her brain, and since that time she has been sharing inspirational updates on her journey and reflections on her life online. The uplifting and Christ-centric posts have garnered quite the following, and Angie recently announced she will officially be telling her life story in print after signing a book deal!