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Tammy Faye's wild ride and Nashville nattering


I've been meaning to post about this for over a week now. The last celebrity penned book I read was Tammy Faye Baker Messner's INSANE lifestyle guru book I Will Survive--And You Can Too!.

Friends, this is one intense read. It's a both an autobiography, a lifestyle manual, and a collection of affirmations for Christian ladies. The reader never knows what delights the next chapter might bring. It could be tips for wig maintenance, a list of Bible verses, or a retelling of Tammy Faye's legal woes. There hasn't been a lifestyle manual for women of a certain age as crazy as this since Liz Renay's Staying Young.

The only bad thing about this book is that it doesn't have a photo section.

Yesterday I read Nashville Babylon, which tries to be the country music industry's answer to Kenneth Anger's legendary Hollywood Babylon, but falls a little short. Author Randall Riese tries to emulate Anger's poison pen, but just comes up as being nasty for the sake of being nasty. I just don't think there's any way you can smear LORETTA LYNN without seeming like a petty asshole. It's a fun book, but I hated myself in the morning.

Anyone care to tell us about the new Paul Lynde and Tab Hunter books that have recently been published?
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