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Woodward's 'State of Denial' selling big
Just days after its American release, Bob Woodward's State of Denial has already gone into its third printing, with 900,000 copies in print for the latest, and harshest, chronicle of the Bush administration by the celebrated Washington Post reporter.
Woodward's book, which portrays President Bush as intransigent in his defense of the Iraq war and his advisers as bitterly divided, has topped the best-seller lists of Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com for days and has helped sales of other books critical of the president, including Thomas Ricks' Fiasco and Frank Rich's The Greatest Story Ever Sold.
Woodward's other books on Bush, Bush at War and Plan of Attack, also were best-sellers, thanks to the author's fame as the Washington Post reporter who helped break the Watergate scandal, and his access to high administration officials including the president. - AP
Holon to host two children's festivals
A pair of children's festivals will take place in Holon beginning Monday as part of the city's Succot celebrations. Holon's Peres Park will serve as the site of the Tastes of Childhood Festival, which kicks off Monday and runs through Thursday between noon and 9 p.m. each day. Event organizers are encouraging children to play with their food as part of the festival, which is intended to educate participants about nutrition through a mix of creative activities.
Holon's sixth annual Sounds of Childhood festival will take the stage Sunday through Tuesday at the Holon Theater. Young dancers from the Riga School of Ballet will present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Sunday and Monday, while a performance of Cinderella will take place Monday evening at 6 p.m. - JP Staff
The Negev celebrates the tomato
The Negev towns of Yated and Avshalom are taking a cultural cue from Spain this Succot with the Western Negev Tomato Festival, a free event scheduled for October 12 and 13.
Tomato fights, tomato soup-tasting contests, tomato-themed theatrical performances and a concert by Mosh Ben Ari are among the festival offerings. For more information, visit www.hevel-shalom.org.il. - Esti Keller
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