A lot of entertainers don't like to be in the tabloids, but when we see some celebrities finding their way into the actual book aisle, we sometimes wish they'd have stuck to the gossip rags. Celebrities can already seem inescapable enough, thanks to appearances in movies, on television and on the internet, so do we really need celebrity "authors" producing books (with heavy help from ghost writers)? In the case of the books below, definitely not - read on to find some of the worst celebrity book ideas that somehow made it to shelves.
Snooki: If the name doesn't look familiar, it's because Snooki is known only for being a hard-partying, man-chasing cast member of "Jersey Shore." In a sign that America is far too obsessed with "reality" TV cast members, she somehow managed to land a book deal about life as, well, a hard-partying, man-chasing wanna-be socialite. You can pick up Snooki's "A Shore Thing" right here.
Justin Bieber: A 16-year-old...writing an autobiography? Seriously? Just because Justin Bieber is popular doesn't mean his handlers have to cash in on every opportunity to make money...or does it? Apparently, it does, because Bieber's ghost writer has penned perhaps the most preemptive, pompous autobiography in history, called "First Step 2 Forever." Apparently none of the amazingly insightful lessons Bieber learned in his eventful 16 years included information about not using texting-style vocabulary in literature. You can pick up "First Step 2 Forever" right here.
Nicole Richie: Richie is famous mainly for being rich and for hanging out with Paris Hilton, yet is also an author. Miraculously, Richie has had multiple books published, suggesting that some people just have too much time on their hands. Richie's works focus on a main character named Chloe, who is basically the literary version of Richie. This way, Richie can admit to gossip about her through Chloe, so she doesn't have to directly embarrass herself or her family (further). You can find Nicole Richie's books right here.
Tila Tequila: The fact that Tila Tequila is considered a celebrity is a pretty sad commentary on American life, but it's hard to ignore the fact that she is inescapable. Thankfully, you can learn how to be a D-list embarrassment by picking up "Hooking Up with Tila Tequila: A Guide To Love, Fame, Happiness, Success, and Being The Life of the Party," most of which she doesn't have. Find the book right here.
Madonna: Surprisingly, Madonna is less offensive than most, if not all, of the other authors. However, the concept of her books is a bit off; years after penning a book on sex, Madonna switched to...children's books. And not just one - Madonna has written at least 10 children's books, some of which focus on a diverse array of cultures that Madonna may or may not have visited. You can find Madonna's books right here.
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