Submitter: This Jim Carrey bio is 20 years old. To think of all the success he has had since then, make this book obsolete. There was not much worth scanning in this book except an address you can write to Jim! Should write and see if he responds?
Holly: Yeah, you do that and let us know how it goes! Look at his fresh face on the cover. Far cry from the bearded look he currently has going on.
E-mail addresses of the Rich & Famous
Submitter: This is perhaps the most embarrassing offerings we’ve ever submitted to Awful Library Books, and we’ve offered up a few doozies! An email directory from 1994? We’ve hit a new low. I wonder if Al Gore still checks his email at email@example.com. I wonder why the author included page 20. The heading there reads, “CELEBRITIES (PROBABLY FAKES).” The page includes an email address for Howard the Duck, for crying out loud! Why did we buy this book?
Holly: I can actually see buying something like this, but you have to know you’re going to weed it within a few short years. I just love it when people ask for a celebrity’s personal email. You know their publicist handles all that, right? And yours may or may not ever be opened at all, let alone read, and I almost guarantee it won’t be read by the celebrity themself. Interesting to note that this book is by Seth Godin.
Submitter: Here’s a 1987 biography of Sally Field that is being weeded from our library (mostly for condition). I love that she’s rocking the jean jacket and feathered hair on the cover – it’s very 80s. Included are photos featuring her “They like me…they really like me” Oscar speech and her “happily ever after” (at least until 1993) marriage to Alan Greisman. There’s not really a newer biography of her, but a lot has happened to her in the last 30 years, most of which people can find online or in magazines.
Holly: Someone needs to write a new biography of Sally Field. She’s an icon! This book does not do her justice.