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Snooki: The Next Great American Novelist?

The Jersey Shore star (real name: Nicole Polizzi) will publish her very first novel early next year, publisher Simon and Schuster announced Wednesday. With the tentative title of A Shore Thing, the tome will "revolve around a girl looking for love on the boardwalk (one full of big hair, dark tans, and fights galore)," according to a statement.

Snooki, 22, gushed about the book: "I'm pumped to announce to my fans a project that I've been working on for some time. This book will have you falling in love at the shore. It's 'A Shore Thing!'"

Adds Jennifer Bergstrom of Simon and Schuster's Gallery Books: "Who better than Snooki to write a fun, sexy novel about a single girl looking for love on the Jersey Shore?"

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