We were supposed to be writing about Philippa Gregory.......

....but we lost the mood required for that level of snarkiness.  You'll just have to wait.

In the meantime, nothing says "You're Getting Old" like your teen idol signing a book deal reminiscing about the good ol' days of hard drugs and horny teenaged fans.  The biography market is always loaded down with these really-kinda-sad books.  How pathetic when you have to earn a few extra dollars by revealing what an absolute shit you were in your glory days.

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Rolling Stone recently revealed that John Taylor, former bassist for the 80's hit band Duran Duran, has sold his memoirs to Dutton for somewhere in the $500K range.  Holy crap, people.  As a former card-carrying member of the John Taylor Fan Club (okay, not really, but we could've been) we took notice.  In the book, we'll get to read all about his drug addiction (gasp!), depression (surely you jest!), and presumably, all the female fans he bedded in a drug and alcohol-frenzy (the hell you say!).

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The saddest part?  We'll probably buy the damned book.  


  1. Does your secretary know about this post?

  2. Yeah, I'm a sucker for this kind of book too. *sigh*

  3. Maybe your secretary will write his own book? But you know if he did, and he did bad things, it would break my fragile heart.

    John Taylor was so hot. Even my husband tried to dress like him in his youth.

  4. So many girls were in love with him … including my college roommate. I should buy a copy and send it to her.

  5. Guilty. I read Andy Taylor's autobiography "Wild Boys". Loved it. :-)


  6. I would probably read this book, too...


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