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THE GROVE—Real Housewife Kyle Richards (the one with the really long hair and oddball sister) has released a novel. Titled, "Life Is Not a Reality Show," the book, which went on sale today, "spills all her secrets about how to look good and live large while keeping it real, revealing how she achieves that perfect mix of celebrity and normality." If you'd like to see the celeb-slash-normal person in the flesh, she'll be appearing at Barnes & Noble at the Grove on Thursday, January 19th to sign copies. [Barnes & Noble]
CITYWIDE—The malls may have been crowded yesterday, but the LA Times reports that shoppers didn't find the discounts they were hoping for. Sales may have also been lackluster because post-Christmas buying typically appeals to shoppers looking for themselves, but according to data collected by market research firm NPD, "this year 46% of U.S. consumers already shopped for themselves before Christmas." [LAT]