Required reading from the week in books.

If you're enjoying HBO's "The Pacific," the companion book by historian Hugh Ambrose should be right up your alley. HBO miniseries about war and their companion books: making dads cry since "Band of Brothers."

Also in stores:
-- Chelsea Handler takes on boyfriends, family and booze in "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang," her latest collection of essays. If you're a fan of "Chelsea Lately," it's like that -- only without the annoying comedians and the poor little person Chelsea always rips on.
-- "Our Hero: Superman on Earth" examines Superman's place as an enduring icon of truth, justice and the American way. Someone needs to write a follow-up on how Lois Lane has set journalists back to the "His Girl Friday" days. Seriously, she still can't see through Clark Kent's glasses?
-- Jesse Ventura offers an extension of his TruTV show, "Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura," with his latest book "American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us." You might say he's putting the "body breaker" on conspiracies. You might say that, if you're big wrestling dork.