Fist-pumping guidos and juicehead loving guidettes—and the millions who fell in love with them watching MTV’s unexpected reality hit Jersey Shore—will soon have a companion book to guide them through the memorable sayings delivered on the show, Gym, Tanning, Laundry: The Official Jersey Shore Quote Book. The book will be published by MTV Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books division, and will include a 30-minute DVD of bonus material from the show. The trade paperback, which is due out in June and will include photos, marks the first official book tie-in to the show, though not the first title to capitalize on the sudden fame of its stars.
In March, St. Martin’s Press announced it is publishing a lifestyle guide, of sorts, by two of the show’s principals, Jenni "Jwoww" Farley and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, called Never Fall in Love at the Jersey Shore. That book is scheduled for July 4.
Nonetheless, as executive v-p and publisher of Gallery Books Louise Burke put it, there may well be enough Jersey Shore love to go around. “You don’t have to live in New Jersey to love this show,” she said. “Quoting this crew has become a national pastime.”