My Story, Yours Too.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Celebrity Book Fails

Dear Sillies,
Please enjoy some actual Amazon book reviews of some actually famous people who apparently believe that fame makes them worthy of best seller status. Perhaps you have explanation for the final review too.

Take care of yourselves.
Love to you.


And as for the cheating on his wife - he kind of acts like it was all her fault as she didn't like Hollywood at all. Then after dumping her for the girlfriend, why go into her death as if he really really cared??? Such self serving on his part. And of course the part where he was tempted by another actress - why bother to put that story in???

Sally Field's In Pieces
Burt Reynolds had It RIGHT: Hold stomach, 2 fingers down throat
In this 400 page book there are only about 20 pages that mention Burt Reynolds, but what stands out most to me is his reaction to “downer” remarks from the past Sally Field tried to get out to him: He’d grab his stomach and then take two fingers and act like he was about to puke. Unfortunately, this is the reaction I had to this entire whiny book.
    
As you can see, they're not only lousy writers, they're lousy cover designers. 
 
Katharine Hepburn's Memoir, Me
This reviewer sums it up best: Bad. Bad. Bad

one of Donald Trump's books~ (The title, like anything about him, isn't worth mentioning)

The title should read, How to think like a Billionaire after Daddy gives you $413 million dollars and the Saudi’ bailout your hotels while Russia gives loads of money probably laundered through his Golf Clubs!

The only book I know that has four chapter 11s.  
Because he doesn't know what number comes next?
Because 11 is a prime number and he's way past his prime?
Because that's his I.Q.?
Because he eats 11 Big Macs per day?
or The wife is his editor? 

27 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Right!? Hello.
      I just thought of this: 11x4=the number of US Presidents we should've stopped at!

      Delete
  2. Maybe they weren't chapters, but bankruptcies...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL - you might be right.

      Look at that last cover. So plain and ugly! How can it be a best seller?

      Delete
    2. Haha. I was also thinking the same. Or number of lawsuits...per month.

      None of these covers are worth a penny. What is wrong with these people? Just because you're famous doesn't make a person lazy. You're supposed to be a role model. Put some effort into cover design or throw money at it. Argh.

      Haha. Thanks, Elizabeth and Diane. xo

      Delete
  3. Thanks for some true news about a fake president. Excellent post!

    ReplyDelete
  4. haha goes to show that name value, if that, is all they have/had. Chapter 11 should be stamped on the orange baboon's forehead. All he can do.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Isn't that hilarious, Pat?! He thought "Well number 13 comes after 11 but it's bad luck, so I will keep repeating 11." Or "Every Chapter 11 is my best. It's tremendous, more betterest than any other President ever wroted! I can't decide so let's keep them all. Mexico will pay for publication!"
      Ha!

      Delete
  5. Four chapter 11s! Love it! Where is George Carlin when we need him?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good question, Jono. My new favorite explanation: 11x4=44, and that's the number of Presidents we should've stopped at.
      Cheers.

      Delete
  6. This one goes to eleven. So does this one. And this one!
    There are some good ones out there. Neil Peart (drummer for Rush) did a memoir called Ghost Rider and it was excellent.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nice to know there are some good ones. I'm only read a decent star memoir, but I don't even want to mention the author, because it's not that decent.
      Thank you, Alex.

      Delete
  7. very funny post. Some memoirs are decent - Michelle Obama's Becoming was excellent and she did write it herself. No extra chapter 11s there.....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. From what I've heard about Becoming, it does sound as though she wrote it herself. She's extremely bright and articulate. But I've also heard from an experienced ghost writer that she clearly didn't write it herself (?) - maybe because it's so long. How did she find the time? At any rate, I'm glad it's excellent, because she is. Thanks, Joanne.

      Delete
  8. HAHAHA! Hilarious. Some people are so good at leaving entertaining rewviews :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They really are. I'd rather read reviews than most books. Thanks, Martha.

      Delete
  9. Trump's IQ can be best summed up by this quote:

    "Fun Fact: Trump's IQ and Obama's combined is the same as Obama's."

    I can't remember if I got through all of "Me." I tried, being a big Hepburn fan. She didn't once mention her sister Audrey, which really surprised me! (THAT'S A JOKE! I don't want your readers writing comments to "correct" me!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! That's a very fun, very factual statement.
      The title, Me, stinks. Could we get any less original for the title of one's memoir than "Me"? Oy vey.

      Delete
    2. In Kate's defense, I believe the simplistic title AND no-frills cover design were purposely meant to show that Hepburn was a simple and down-to-earth New Englander.

      Delete
    3. Well, in that case, they could've simply gone with a color, any color. Don't you think? A simple one like blue would do. Simple can be beautiful. An appealing cover, it is not.

      Delete
  10. I love your ending, four chapter 11s! Good one, Robyn.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He really doesn't care to be "off" - does he? I'd say it's intentional, but it's due to a lack of braincells.

      Thanks, Sage.
      Hope you're enjoying the weekend.

      Delete
  11. Oh Dick..Dick...Dick....His first name kind of sums it up and I like the actor. I picked up Sally Field's book when I was in some store just to take a look through and that quick look is all I needed to know. I have the Katherine Hepburn book "Me" and still have to read it although I have read passages of it (Yes I am bad and do this all the time). The book cover is boring and dumb. I know it is supposed to reflect her which is not a good idea. If you want a great book to read, read Marlene by Maria Riva. Maria Riva is the daughter of Marlene Dietrich and it is quite logical, sad, you name it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're always informative and entertaining, Birgit. Thank you. I'd forgotten about Dick being a...pig. There've been so many that thoughtlessly cheated, blaming the wife. Idiots. And it's sad about Sally Field. Such a cheery stage presence, such a downer of a woman. Thanks for recommending Marlene.
      Hugs.

      Delete
  12. Four chapter 11s--haha! It is true--celebrity memoirs can be a real hit or miss kind of game.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, more miss than hit - four times more.
      Smiles.
      Be well, Connie.

      Delete
  13. Dears, I've missed you. I'm back. I'll post and visit asap.
    Love you.

    ReplyDelete