Book Suggestions for Newsmakers, Week of September 23

It's been a week of big news around the world. We've got a few book recommendations for headline makers when they have a chance to read up.

We grinned when Wendy Davis filibustered, and now we're grinning because it's very likely she'll run for Texas governor. We're hoping she'll win and prove Texas is No Country for Old Men. (Though we certainly don't want it to get that bloody.)

The "Queen of Bounce" and Original Twerker, Big Freedia, made all us twerkers proud by setting a Guinness World Record for Most People Twerking Simultaneously. 358 dancers of all ages were involved, and they danced for a solid two minutes. You've proven to Ms. Cyrus that she does indeed have Miles to Go before she can crown herself twerQueen.

In case you didn't hear, Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel are feuding (but maybe pranking us all?), and West has roped Ben Affleck into it, claiming #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK. You know what, Kanye? You're a great rapper, so don't take this the wrong way, but in 20 years if you're still tweetin', usin' all caps with disregard and gettin' into weird snits, I'll fuckin' kill ya. That's not a threat, that's a fact, I'll fuckin' kill ya. Go hush up and see about your girl.

Get reading, pals. Bon weekend!