EW?s alternative nominations for 2000
Mick Foley’s 1999 behind-the-scenes look at the wrestling world, Have a Nice Day!, ignited a hailstorm of ring-related reads, notably the bestselling The Rock Says…
Biggest Trend Killer
When the WWF came out with a cookbook and Mick Foley penned Christmas Chaos, we knew it was time to knock this trend out.
Clean Your Clothes With Cheez Whiz by Joey Green, author of Polish Your Furniture With Panty Hose
David Sedaris’ collection Me Talk Pretty One Day
Most Truthful Writing
”This is a short book because most books about writing are filled with bullshit.” — Stephen King in On Writing
”She could feel her stubborn resolve crumbling as his eyes held her gaze, speaking more eloquently than any words he might say.” — Nicholas Sparks in The Rescue
Most Regrettable Celebrity Bio
Jewel’s Chasing Down the Dawn, which features not only poetry but also illustrations. The self-portrait of Jewel as half pop star/half sea turtle is hard to shake.
Sugary-Sweetest High-Concept Coauthoring
Britney and Lynne Spears’ Heart to Heart, their oppressive ode to mothers and daughters, which includes a sampling of Mama’s poetry: ”She’s the great gift. A gift of spring. You just enjoy watching — She will dance and sing.”
Messiest Coauthor Splintering
Collaborators Rich Hatch and Peter Lance split up, with the Survivor penning the innocuous 101 Survival Secrets and Lance sticking it to him with The Stingray.