Originally created 08/19/04

Two Michael Moore books due this fall



NEW YORK -- Get ready for more Michael Moore this fall.

The activist, best-selling author and Academy Award-winning filmmaker has two new books coming out, publisher Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday.

"Our goal is to have both books out before Election Day," said Simon & Schuster spokeswoman Victoria Meyer.

"The Official 'Fahrenheit 9-11' Reader" is a companion book to the scheduled DVD release of Moore's controversial documentary about President Bush, the terrorist attacks and the Iraq war.

The other release is a collection of letters written to Moore from U.S. troops in Iraq, "Will They Ever Trust Us Again?"

"I'm proud to give voice to the troops who have written to me," Moore, a leading opponent of the war and of Bush, said in a statement.

Moore also wrote "Stupid White Men" and "Dude, Where's My Country?" His previous movie, "Bowling for Columbine," won the Oscar for best documentary.