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Jason Segel writes young-adult books now

Adult-sized child and How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel has penned a new young-adult trilogy based on a script he wrote when he was 21. The news broke at a screening of 2008’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall Thursday night in Pleasantville, New York, where Segel inexplicably appeared with director Jonathan Demme. The director—who was apparently privy to some sort of information the rest of the world wasn’t—said the books were the subject of a bidding war between publishing houses, none of whom can seem to get enough young-adult trilogies. Compound that with the fact that the books were written by someone reasonably famous that young, Muppet-loving adults recognize and who will promote the shit out of his work, and that’s a literary goldmine.

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