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The dudes of '... Girls Say' sign book deal with Harlequin

April 18, 2012 | 11:48 am

It happens all the time: An Internet sensation gets a book deal. But this may be the oddest -- or funniest -- pairing of them all.

Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard, the dudes who created the viral videos "... Girls Say," have signed a book deal with the girliest publisher of them all: Harlequin.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Kyle and Graydon,” Donna Hayes, publisher and CEO of Harlequin, said in a press release. “The pervasiveness and huge popularity of their videos and tweets is a clear indication that they have struck a chord with a massive number of people.  We believe that, not only are people eager for more from the same team, but that there is a whole other demographic out there who have yet to discover them and will do so for the first time in print.”

There are only three official "... Girls Say" videos, but their popularity has spawned many imitators. And now, a book deal.

What do the men have to say about finding a home at the publisher known for its romance fiction? Nothing, yet. But when they do, one will probably be wearing a bad wig to say it.


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Photo: Screenshot from a "... Girls Say" video