Friday 14 October 2011

Over to you...

Following very quickly in the footsteps of my last blog/rant, I'm just wondering: what is the daftest/weirdest/most hair-pullingly ridiculous celebrity book you've ever seen? (I'll take novels 'written' by the celebrity or autobiography.) There's no prize, apart from the joy of ranting!

I'll get the ball rolling with Katie Price, not least for being four years younger than me and already having four autobiographies!!!

Over to you...


  1. You can include Katie Price's fiction works as well. You know,these ones:

    "I'm not going to lie, I don't sit there with a typewriter and write it, of course I don't," she said.
    "I don't have time to do that. I say how I want the storyline to be, each chapter is done, I read through it change it and then it goes away to be written.
    "So I'm not going to sit here and say I write it word by word because I'd be lying. I actually say how I want the story and that's how it happens."

    (Quote from the 'author' in the Daily Mail July 22 2008)

    I'm sorry, I had to include that quote when I found it :-)

  2. My first thought it that it was quite odd that Barry Humphries wrote an autobiography as Dame Edna Everage. That might be a good contender for weirdest. He's now written one as Barry Humphries about being Edna's manager ("Handling Edna").

    I'll have a think about any more...

  3. Sarah - I was going to say, wouldn't it be great to 'write' like that. But then I thought, surely we write because we like it... so she's a silly mare!

    Amy - I can kind of understand the Dame Edna autobiography, as a purely comic book. But the one about being her manager just smacks of delusion!

  4. You know, I couldn't say. I don't read much in the genre. But there is a book laying around the house about being a Viagra salesman.

  5. A friend of mine on Facebook pointed out to me that Justin Beiber has an autobiography!

    Jenny - I'm not expecting anyone to actually read these books. The point is that these books are being published - and surely when you walk past bookshops windows, you can hardly miss them - that no one in their right mind would possibly want to read.

  6. That's the sad thing. Now that Borders closed, there is no bookshop window for me to walk by. Would it be weird to 'window shop' on Amazon?

  7. Jenny - ah, right. In the UK we still have Waterstone's but they do like their 'pile it up and look cheap in the entrance' style. And our wonderful supermarkets adore Katie Price et al. I have to grit my teeth just to get to the fruit sometimes!!


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