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Snooki will sign her bookie wook in L.A.

January 6, 2011 | 12:53 pm

Reality TV star Snooki, known to her publishers as Nicole Polizzi, is not partying at the Jersey Shore today. Instead, she's coming to the Barnes & Noble at the Grove to sign her new novel, "A Shore Thing."

The bookstore began handing out wristbands to the event at 9 a.m., and as of this writing there are still some available. The signing is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Snooki is perhaps less author than branding opportunity. In a July article about Snooki in the New York Times, Cathy Horyn wrote, "She told me she has read only two books in her life, 'Twilight' and 'Dear John.'"

To write a "A Shore Thing," Snooki needed a collaborator. That writer, Valerie Frankel, was interviewed this week in Slate about her thoughts on Snooki. "She gets trashed a lot in public. I'm surprised about how mean people are. My experience with her is that she is an intelligent, enthusiastic, appreciative young woman." She added, "I always say: Snooki drinks for our sins."

The New York Post selected some choice quotes from the book, including:

"He had an okay body. Not fat at all. And naturally toned abs. She could pour a shot of tequila down his belly and slurp it out of his navel without getting splashed in the face."

"Gia danced around a little, shaking her peaches for show. She shook it hard. Too hard. In the middle of a shimmy, her stomach cramped. A fart slipped out. A loud one. And stinky."
Snooki's novel "A Shore Thing" went on sale Tuesday. Will she read from it tonight before she starts signing copies at Barnes & Noble? If you want a Snooki signature, you'll have to buy the book; other memorabilia is not allowed.

 -- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: Nicole Polizzi, aka Snooki, at the Grove with "Extra's" Mario Lopez. Credit: Getty Images for "Extra"