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Book Buzz: Diet books for the new year, 2012's literary feuds

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Never Goin' Back: A new year means new diet resolutions! Today show weatherman Al Roker talks to USA TODAY's Craig Wilson about his weight loss memoir, Never Goin' Back, and shares three healthy recipes from the book. Plus, USA TODAY's Deirdre Donahue rounds up five diet books to help you follow through on your goals.

New and noteworthy: USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg picks five notable books out this week. Plus, critic Deirdre Donahue gives Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 4 stars (out of 4), writing that the book is a "page-turner that sucks the reader into caring about the fate of the heroine." And Brian Truitt writes that Gun Machine by Warren Ellis "subtly hints at the inherent violence of humanity" (3 1/2 stars).

Literary feuds: Read about the year's biggest literary feuds, from Bret Easton Ellis' Twitter tirades against David Foster Wallace, to Salman Rushdie calling Nobel winner Mo Yan a "patsy."

Author resolutions: Writers share their literary resolutions for the new year with The Los Angeles Times.

RIP Jeffrey Potter: Jackson Pollock's friend and biographer Jeffrey Potter has died at 94. His book, To a Violent Grave: An Oral Biography of Jackson Pollack, was published in 1985.

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