Apr 23 2009
For whatever reason, celebrities seem to think they are qualified to write children’s books. Peraps for some it’s because they have children and it should be as simple as that. Others have even less excuse.
I’ve never really thought about the phenomenon because I don’t have children. However, today’s news that Amy Winehouse is allegedly writing a children’s book has piqued my interest… and triggered my horror.
Just because you are famous does not mean you should write a children’s book. In fact, because we know so much about celebrities these days, I know enough to realize there are many of them I most certainly would not want preaching to my kids should they ever exist.
Here’s just a few:
His book, “Out of the Ballpark” is an autobiographical tale about a young aspiring baseball player. Yet, all I can think of are his playboy ways.
Speaking of A-Rod’s sexual exploits, Madonna is a prolific children’s book writer with her English Roses stories. While Madonna does quite a lot of good these days, I can’t help but remember all of her scandals along the way.
T.O. himself has a book titled Little T Learns to Share. What he didn’t learn was to avoid controversy after controversy.
John “Junior” Gotti
The infamous mobster supposedly wrote a children’s book from prison. Thanks, but no thanks.
The vilified ex-wife of Paul McCartney is also rumored to be interested in writing a children’s book because, you know, she has a child.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Dr. Laura has written four children’s books: Why Do You Love Me?, But I Waaannt It!, Growing Up Is Hard, and Where’s God. She’s also been criticized for deceptive credentials, nude photos and her anti-gay views.
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