Star-Telegram Selects Best and Worst Celebrity Authors

Posted on April 14, 1999

Think Hollywood is the only place to get celebrity autographs? Nowadays, fans only have to visit their nearest bookstore to meet authors such as Bill Cosby, Maria Shriver, Jamie Lee Curtis and Sarah Ferguson. As bookshelves around the country are being stocked with celebrity-authored children's books, the Star-Telegram's Book Editor Jeff Guinn uncovers which celebrity children's books you can't put down and which ones should remain on the shelf. His best and worst picks appear in the Life & Arts section of today's Star-Telegram.

Guinn's best picks by celebrity authors include: The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby, What's Heaven by Maria Shriver and The Jolly Mon by Jimmy Buffett. His picks for the worst include: Laura Schlessinger's Why Do You Love Me? by Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis and Budgie Goes to Sea by Her Royal Dutchess of York, Sarah Ferguson

"From Jimmy Buffett to Jamie Lee Curtis, with Bill Cosby and Dr. Laura Schlessinger in between, the past three years have seen more celebrities signing contracts with major publishing houses to write children's books," comments Guinn.

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