Someone let Cranky Jen Lyon out of the lair… and she’s choking on a hairball…just warning you all!
Have you heard? Mackenzie Phillips has written a book. In the book is the huge bombshell that she had sex with her father.
There are not enough appletinis in the world to make me read that book.
T. M. I.
Have you noticed that celebrities who’ve become irrelevant (pronounced h-a-s b-e-e-n-s) all of a sudden write a book with explosive, salacious, gross details? Molestations, drug use…and now, incest (wait, what’s it called with a parent? Never mind I don’t want to know.)
And critics think romance novels are ripping apart the fabric of society one paper-climax at a time? Seriously?
When did our need for attention become so desperate that we must tell details like this? I have no idea of it’s true or not…but Machenizie doesn’t want us to hate her father because he was a loving man without boundaries. To which I say: Machenzie, that comment? It’s your brain on drugs.
So I ask you all, what do you think? Do books like these really help people? Will you read the book? Have you read other Explosive Celeb Books?
Pass the appletinis, I really need to get rid of this hairball.
September 24th, 2009 at 6:08 am · Link
Oh, eewwww, I so didn’t need to know that. I’m gonna have to pass on that book, too. I don’t really care what the stars of today are doing, much less what some former celeb did in the past. Really, who cares?! Pass on the Explosive Celeb Books. Give me a good, steamy romance any day
*Mixes and pours* Here ya go, Jen. Wash that bad taste out of your mouth. I’ll just have one (or two) appletinis with you
September 24th, 2009 at 7:47 am · Link
‘one paper-climax at a time’ Jen – that is the best line ever ! And your point is well made. Romance novels, much as some may claim they are female porn, is not about hurting people it’s about perserverence and striving for that HEA.
I saw that book in the supermarket the other day – I know she’s a celeb but from what ? All I thought was, here’s one more used-to-be trying to cash in on their past.
No, I don’t read those types of books. First of all, when I read it’s to escape into a world I’d like to visit – I have NO desire to know her every little disgusting secret let alone visit her world !!! I can only imagine people are drawn to that type of book because they are nosey – like rubber-neckers trying to see a crash on the side of the road and then make everyone else late for work !!!
In all fairness – I do think SOME of those books have a positive message at the end ‘I survived a live of drugs and you can too’ but who’d even read that if they didn’t get to snoop through their embarrassing dirty laundry first ?
September 24th, 2009 at 7:59 am · Link
I caught part of her Oprah interview yesterday. Frankly, the only reason I watched any of it was because I thought Ms. Phillips died years ago. I didn’t catch the incest part, but the way Phillips was talking about her drug use – like it was all a big fun party – made me wonder if Oprah had fallen on her head. I think it was about the time Phillips was talking about her first time shooting up – in detail – that I changed channels. It sounded more like she was glorifying addiction than warning against it. And hey, she did get to sleep with Mick Jagger, after all. (Talk about a FAIL. Ew.)
September 24th, 2009 at 8:58 am · Link
Okay. Now I’m sorry I actually looked at the net before getting to work. Fail. Just…F-A-I-L with a big ol’ side helping of STUPID to go with it!
I need more than appletinis. *pours the scotch* *swishes* *spits* *pours more* (And y’all note, this is VIRTUAL alcohol here! Just sayin’…)
I’m going back to my imaginary world now, but before I go? I don’t read about celebrities. I don’t follow celebrities. I don’t CARE. They put on their panties one leg at a time (assuming they wear underware) and they have snot in their nose just like me. End of story.
September 24th, 2009 at 9:08 am · Link
ICK! I don’t read that trash. Just because it’s cathartic for the ‘victim’, it doesn’t mean I want to read it!
–so that’s where my advance went paying has-beens good money for trash.
September 24th, 2009 at 9:28 am · Link
I have never understood why people would write a book about there life period. I am intensely private and often wish people would just mind their own business and stay out of mine, so it is hard for me to fathom why someone would put their business out there for the world to see.
I do think celebs that have a message to share such as Michael J Fox in his book: Always Looking Up, have a much better idea on what to do with their fame.
I don’t follow celebs and really don’t care to.
People who think romance novels are “female porn” are not getting the full picture of the book. They are missing the emotional aspects of the characters, as well as the storyline. One of the reasons I like romance novels is because the characters are usually well developed and you can really connect with them. But I must say if the storyline is shallow I lose interst quickly. Even though I personally have not seen many examples of “male porn”, from what I can tell there is absolutely no character developement or storyline. I’ll take “female porn” anyday.
September 24th, 2009 at 10:09 am · Link
Dawn, if you don’t want to know, don’t turn on the TV today! I’ve seen her either appearing or being talked about on the news shows. Sigh.
Your appletinis are perfect!
September 24th, 2009 at 10:11 am · Link
Ban, glad you liked paper-climax Amazing how some people think talking about positive sexual experiences for women is wrong, but talking about sleeping with your father? It’s healing. Whatever…
As Val brought up, someone like Michael J Fox does have a message I’d read. So I agree, some do have value.
September 24th, 2009 at 10:15 am · Link
B.E., I’ve seen part of a couple interviews with her, and she’s getting more defensive. She’s also like #4 on Amazon so the explosive details and promo are working.
It’s amazing how many times, these books are written AFTER the person being accused is dead.
September 24th, 2009 at 10:16 am · Link
Silver, sorry! Hope the scotch is working for you!
Many days, I do think the imaginary world is better. But you know what? I can tell the difference between reality and fantasy. What this chick is saying my all be 100% true, but how can we know?
September 24th, 2009 at 10:19 am · Link
Margaret, I wonder if it’s really cathartic? Because now she’s in a position of reliving it each day, defending and explaining the past. So where does that leave her present and future? Now this is how people will identify her.
Her advance for this book…snort, I don’t even want to know.
September 24th, 2009 at 10:23 am · Link
Val, you brought up a great point! I’d read Michael J Fox’s book. He has a tremendous struggle with MS (I believe that’s what he has.), and by all accounts, he also has an amazing attitude. I should order his book!
Many years ago, Oprah said she didn’t like romances and romance writers flipped out. I never quite understood it, it’s Oprah’s choice. I don’t care if it’s not her reading choice. But promoting some, like this author, to mega fame bothers me. But again, it is her choice.
September 24th, 2009 at 10:39 am · Link
and of course she writes this when her father can not defend himself.
September 24th, 2009 at 10:46 am · Link
Dru, isn’t that just sad? And exactly what I was thinking.
September 24th, 2009 at 10:52 am · Link
Jen, MJ Fox has Parkenson’s. Just as debilitating. I, too, can tell the difference between real and made up. I often wonder how much a celeb makes up in order to make that big publicity splash? A really BIG button with me is celebrities who get their fiction published simply because of their name, not because they have talent. Meanwhile, truly talented authors languish in the slush pile. *climbs down off soap box and dives back into WIP*
September 24th, 2009 at 10:58 am · Link
Silver, thank you. Parkinson’s Disease. It is a terribly destructive disease. And Michael J Fox has fought hard for good research and been very candid about his struggles, while maintaining an incredible sense of humor.
It’s very true that celebs and almost-celebs get published with large advances and huge promo. It just is a fact. We shall drink appletinis (or scotch) and snark about them, yes?
September 24th, 2009 at 1:49 pm · Link
Just, Ick! Wouldn’t read it. And if you want to write about your life…try a diary. Or personal journal. I know everyone certainly wouldn’t want to hear about my life. Sheesh!
Hoping your day gets better, Jen. As well as mine.
I think I’m going to skip the rest of the week. It’s been one of those. bleh!
September 24th, 2009 at 5:09 pm · Link
Kira, my day really took a turn for the better, so I’m hoping the same for you! You really deserve a break.
And seriously, Phillips gets to spew this stuff while you get overlooked? That. Is. Just. Wrong!