California Authors.com posts on a San Francisco Chronicle story by Edward Guthmann about the raging partisanship on best-seller lists, and has a separate entry on Wil Wheaton's public ecstasy over his new book deal. Meanwhile, Kathleen Sharp's new book Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire got the rave treatment ("juicy") in yesterday's Liz Smith column. Sharp, a Boston Globe correspondent in Santa Barbara, signs Friday at Vroman's and Saturday at the new Borders superstore in Hollywood.
This month's schedule on "Bookworm" (Thursday's at 2:30 p.m. on KCRW 89.9 FM):
December 4 - JONATHAN LETHEM, The Fortress of Solitude
December 11 - EDWARD P. JONES, The Known World
December 18 - PETE DEXTER, Train
The show doesn't air on Christmas.