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What Celebrity Kids Book Authors Really Want to Say

jamie lee curtis, stories for kids

The real story behind all those celebrity-penned kids books

Ever read anything from the stack of kids books written by a celebrity? With one exception (Jamie Lee Curtis), they’re mostly unfunny musings from comedians (Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld), self-pitying tales of woe (Tori Spelling, Madonna), or illustrated capitulations to the hand they were dealt in life (Julie Andrews, Sarah Ferguson).

Gwynne Watkins breaks down the stories for kids written by movie stars and other celebrities in a hilarious Vulture post in New York Magazine.

Watkins gives us the real moral of trendy Hollywood kids lit.

Short version: celebrity gossip bad (Madonna), mash-ups good (Paul McCartney), freckles frustrating (Julianne Moore) and never use a comb to extract roast beef from a grill (Leno).

Literature, for you children.

One more thing: Jay Leno wrote a kids book? How did I miss that?

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