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This category includes biography and all those great advice books. Because when a celebrity does something, you will want to do that too!

The “James Dean of the 80s”

Matt Dillon Quiz coverThe Matt Dillon Quiz Book
LoBuglio
1982

Are you Matt Dillon’s kind of girl? Well if you want to be, you better brush up on all your Matt Dillon knowledge. This wonderful book is over a hundred pages of awesomeness about Matt. Here are few sample “need to know” facts:

  • History and Gym are his favorite subjects at school
  • Brook Shields is “just a friend”
  • Dillon thought S.E. Hinton was a man
  • Matt loves home cooking
  • Matt hates broccoli

Now everyone can be ready when you are faced with Matt Dillon questions.

Mary

 

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Parton Me?

dolly1Dolly Parton: Country Goin’ to Town
Women of Our Time
Saunders
1985

Submitter: Parton me?….  Do you think this would ever in a million years attract my central NJ vocational high kids?  Last circulation date December 2003.

Holly: Dolly Parton is beloved and legendary, and her childhood story was recently aired on TV, so hopefully there are some new books about her. I don’t think vocational high kids in New Jersey are the best audience for this, though. Also, the cover art feels 1980s (the time it was published), and Dolly grew up in the 1950s. I swear she’s wearing high waist jeans and a Members Only jacket here!

More Celebrity Gossip:

The Flying Nun is Finished

Advice from Zsa Zsa

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Mary’s Pal Rhoda

Dubya

George W. Bush
Wukovits
2000

Submitter: This book found in my local public library is a 2000 biography on George W. Bush. The last page of the bio states that Mr. Bush has just lost the Michigan primary to John McCain. So this book predates his win in the first election, 9/11, two wars, and his second term. However, my library sees enough here to have 5 copies in its system! Yikes!

Holly: Show some respect, people! Whether you love or hate any former president, at least have the decency to offer a biography that tells the whole story. In Bush, Jr’s case, significant events happened during his presidency that changed life as we know it. Personal politics aside, he’s important. Kids writing reports are going to fail if they work off of this book. It’s complicated enough that there are two President Bush’s. Give a kid a chance!

(Five copies? Really?)

More Politics in the Stacks:

President Citizen

Tipper Gore

Let’s Impeach Tricky Dick

What Does a Congressman Do?

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