From reality TV to bookshelves: Jersey Shore
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There are people out there who know why Jenni Farley goes by ‘J-Woww’ and understand how a show based on people in New Jersey is, for its second season, being shot in Miami. The answers, I’m afraid, elude me. But I can report that Farly, with costar Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and co-writer Marc Shaprio, are coming out with a book, ‘Never Fall in Love at the Jersey Shore.’
Publishers Weekly reports that the book will ‘explain how to balance work, love, and partying, while properly taking care of hair, nails, and skin -- as well as everything else that goes into living an authentic Jersey Shore lifestyle.’ It is scheduled for a summer release to coincide with the show’s second season.
St. Martin’s Press scored the deal, telling PW that because 4.8 million viewers watched the finale of Season 1, they expect the book to be ‘wildly popular.’
Even a TV ignoramus like me expects this won’t be the last literary thing we hear from ‘Jersey Shore.’ Because really, what’s a ‘Jersey Shore’ library without books by Snookie or the Situation?
-- Carolyn Kellogg