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'Rules According to JWoww' joins the 'Jersey Shore' book club

February 25, 2011 | 10:20 am

Jwoww It may appear to the viewer that the stars of "Jersey Shore" are quite content bumbling through their days of Gym, Tanning and Laundry. But apparently they would also like to make a little money writing books about it on the side.

JWoww (a.k.a. Jenni Farley) is the third cast-mate to write a book: "The Rules According to JWoww: Shore-Tested Secrets on Landing a Mint Guy, Staying Fresh to Death, and Kicking the Competition to the Curb" currently sits at No. 6 on the L.A. Times bestseller list for nonfiction, just one slot above Barack Obama's "Of Thee I Sing."

The problem for JWoww, though, is that "Shore" fans might not turn out to be quite as bookwormish as the show's stars. Snooki (a.k.a. Nicole Polizzi) and the Situation (Mike Sorrentino) both penned books recently that haven't sold so well. 

Snooki wrote a novel on a subject she knows all too well: a summer on the now-infamous Jersey Shore. According to Amazon, "A Shore Thing" is the story of Giovanna "Gia" Spumanti and her cousin Isabella "Bella" Rizzoli, who are "going to have the sexiest summer ever." The two girls are "ready to pouf up their hair, put on their stilettos, and soak up all that Seaside Heights, New Jersey, has to offer: hot guidos, cool clubs, fried Oreos, and lots of tequila."

Released in early January, "A Shore Thing" reportedly only sold around 9,000 copies in January, despite a publicity campaign that included Snooki reading a top 10 list of reasons to buy her book on "Late Show With David Letterman."

The Situation went with the self-help angle for "Here's the Situation." Complete with a trademark cover image with his shirt rolled up to show off the Situation — the abs that made him — he offers "A Guide to Creeping on Chicks, Avoiding Grenades, and Getting in Your GTL on the Jersey Shore."

He writes: "Maybe you've had some success beating up the beat and creeping on chicks in the club. But do you really think your situation is where it needs to be? Be honest with yourself, bro.... This is the bible for Situation Nation." It's a bible without too many believers: "Here's the Situation" sold around 12,000 copies in its first three months.

By the way, if you're looking for a cheap read — look no further than the shore: On Amazon, "Here's the Situation" is going for as little as $3.76 a copy, and "A Shore Thing" can be bought for $8.74. JWoww's still a little pricier: $11.02.

— Rick Rojas

 Photo: JWoww signs copies of her book. Photo credit: John W. Ferguson/Getty Images.