Thanks to one of ALB’s twitter people, this title was suggested as a candidate. I really didn’t know who John Matuszak was, but I just wanted a closer look at the bad boy pirate on the cover. According to the Wikipedia article, Matuszak was a football player (mostly with the Oakland Raiders) and an all around partying bad boy. He also started acting in a few semi-memorable 80s movies (Goonies) and TV. Shortly after this was published, Matuszak died of a drug overdose.
I suppose this has a place somewhere in some library, but I doubt it needs to be in mine. I would weed it in a heartbeat. Raiders fans might think differently. Any Matuszak fans want to weigh in?
I think I will check the catalog for Goonies and re-live the 80s.
I know most of you are waiting for the latest and greatest on our girl Hilary Duff. I really wasn’t aware of her work. However, I have heard of Lizzie McGuire. Ten years ago, I would have bought this throwaway bio for the collection in a heartbeat, but even serious Lizzie/Hilary fans will want something up to date.
Submitter: This was in the kids’ section of our library, because what kid doesn’t want to know how to draw such relevant celebrities as Burt Reynolds, Walter Matthau, and Ed Asner? Not pictured are hot superstars such as Gary Coleman, George C. Scott, and Phyllis Diller.
Holly: Even the people on the cover are irrelevant by kids’ standards. Is that Dorothy Hamill? Get something new with Justin Bieber and iCarly and leave this one for the aging artists.