Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Wordplay Wednesday: Celebrity Books

A couple of years ago, I created a fun list of potential celebrity-written books. I did this mainly to vent my frustrations over these often poorly-written, self-absorbed, drivel-ridden wastes of paper that litter bookshelves (save the “indies”). As it turned out, Alexis O’Neill (my SCBWI regional advisor) wanted to print the list in the Spring '04 issue of KiteTales.

Here are some samples:

A Tinkle in Time: Toilet Training by Dr. Phil.
Charlotte’s World Wide Web by Bill Gates.
Green Hair and a Ham by Dennis Rodman.
The Runaway Money: Explaining the National Deficit by George W. Bush
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, It Better Be Low-Carb by Dr. Robert C. Atkins

You get the idea. Now it’s your turn! Tell me what your favorite potential celebrity-written book would be.

Happy Writing!

6 comments:

Gregory K. said...

Oooh. I like it. Of the top of my head, what about...

On a Good Night, I Moon -- Paris Hilton

The Miami Giant -- Shaquille O'Neal

Hmmm. Must think o' more!

Terry Pierce said...

I love it, Greg! P.Hilton is one of those celebs that I can't figure out what all the fuss is about. You've nailed her persona with a perfect book title :-)

Thanks for joining in the fun.

Barbara Bietz said...

Ok - I'll play!

Oh, the Places We Go - Adopting Kids From Every Corner of the World by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

The Higher Power of Potatoes by Dan Quayle

Greg T. said...

Madam Underpants - Madonna

Dumb, not dummy - Various Jerry Springer guests

The Lier, the Rich, and Boardroom - Bill Clinton

Tim said...

Paris can follow up her first book with

Where the Wild Parties Are

and

Hilton Hears a Siren

Looks like she's going to need her own imprint!

Terry Pierce said...

Thanks for playing along, everyone! Looks like I could do a single list of Paris Hilton books. I love Tim's idea--her own imprint. Hmm...