May 19, 1997 12:00 PM


Clear a shelf for the inevitable barrage of books on golf wiz Tiger Woods. Already out: Tiger Woods: The Making of a Champion (Simon & Schuster) and Training a Tiger (HarperCollins), cowritten by Woods’s father, Earl. Due this month: a hardcover biography from Broadway Books and a volume on Tiger’s amazing swing from Crown. On the way: a 1998 how-to book by Tiger himself and Woods’s authorized autobiography, for which Warner Books reportedly paid $2.2 million and which they won’t publish until Woods, 21, reaches a more appropriate age for meaningful reflection—24.

BRAWL IN THE FAMILY There might be a bit of tension at one clan’s Memorial Day cookout. Carol Saline and Sharon Wohlmuth, authors of the bestselling Sisters, have now produced Mothers & Daughters, which last week hit No. 12 on The New York Times bestseller list. This, despite the similar Daughters & Mothers, issued in March by Sisters’ publisher Stuart “Buz” Teacher, who happens to be Wohlmuth’s brother-in-law. Got that? Seems that Teacher went ahead with a book even after Saline and Wohlmuth were wooed away by Doubleday. Any bad blood? “I’m sure there are all kinds of feelings,” says Wohlmuth, “but we’re family, and this is business.”


Do diaries recently discovered at a New York City flea market—and reportedly written by artist Martin Burgoyne, who once lived with Madonna before dying of AIDS in 1986—contain juicy details of her early days? At least one person claims she couldn’t care less. “Madonna doesn’t even want to know what’s in them,” says her publicist Liz Rosenberg. “What could possibly be in those diaries that’s going to shock anyone?”

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