With that said, I don't have a blanket objection to ALL celebrity memoirs. I think a few of them are quite good, actually.CS said:Excellent article, and a very disheartening look at the industry as far as true writers are concerned.
Hey, if I could get someone to give me a book deal, you better believe I'd take it. Not blaming Joe, just can't imagine what there would be in it that would be of interest...or why someone would give him money to "write" it (I'm betting there's a ghost involved). I gotta get famous.Ann Von Hagel said:Well, I can't really fault poor Joe. He accidentally got on TV and the media made him into a 'story'. I've not got a lot of respect for him as a person, from what I've learned, but I can't fault him for being willing to take a lot of money from someone willing to give it to him just 'cause. It's like he won the lottery. That said, I won't be buying his book, or Phelps' or any other celeb's "memoir".
You know, we've got power here. . . .we should pick a book to all buy, in the same 15 minute time slot, to knock the number 1 out of it's place. . .kind of like Colbert did with his iTunes Christmas Special. . . . . . Except first we'd have to agree on a book. . . . . . .
Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries is one of the few autobiographies I have ever enjoyed. Most autobiographies are excises of ego stroking and tall tales.CS said:With that said, I don't have a blanket objection to ALL celebrity memoirs. I think a few of them are quite good, actually.
For example, I read a sample of Baba Wawa's memoir, Audition, and it seems like an interesting read.
It's just the junky ones - like Joe The Plumber - that I have an issue with.