A talk show host who has already written three bestsellers has been given her own book imprint by her publisher, reports Mike Fleming at Deadline.com.
The author is Chelsea Handler, who hosts E! Entertainment’s “Chelsea Lately.” Hachette Book Group USA’s Grand Central Publishing is creating the Borderline Amazing/A Chelsea Handler Book imprint, which will start off by publishing "Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me" in May 2011, the story notes.
The imprint starts with a three-book deal, with the second book "written" by her dog, Chunk, who will be helped by a co-writer.
"I’m 35 years old. I’m tired. This is a different approach, getting all my friends and family involved, telling them how I’ve screwed them over," Handler said. "I’ll be editing and overseeing, while my family and friends make money off me and get something back from the torture I’ve put them through. I’ve got a couple other ideas and people I want to see write books."