05/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

James Franco's Short Story Collection Out In October

[E]ven I had to raise an eyebrow when I learned that Scribner would be publishing Franco's first book this October, a story collection named for the 31-year-old star's hometown: Palo Alto. The track record of young actors dabbling in published fiction -- think Ethan Hawke's The Hottest State or Macaulay Culkin's Junior -- is not exactly encouraging.

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