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E from Eels has a book out

It’s called Things The Grandchildren Should Know, it’s an autobiography, it’s under E’s real name (Mark Oliver Everett), it’s out on the 17th and it’s getting excellent reviews from the critics. In best Amazon.com reviewer style, I haven’t read it but it’s the best book ever.

I want the book even more than I want the Official Girls Aloud 2008 Calendar. Yeah. That much.

This month also brings two double-disc Eels compilations: Meet The Eels, a kind of greatest hits (although the stunning Electro-Shock Blues is under-represented), and Useless Trinkets, a collection of B-sides and other odds and sods. The latter also comes with a DVD. Both go on sale on the 21st, and I’d imagine they’ll be on iTunes then too.