EW?s alternative nominations for 2000 -- We present to you our own categories and nomination for the books of 2000

By Karen Valby
Updated December 22, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

EW?s alternative nominations for 2000

Biggest Trendsetter
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.

Oddest Title
Clean Your Clothes With Cheez Whiz by Joey Green, author of Polish Your Furniture With Panty Hose

Funniest Title
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

Sappiest 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.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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  • Dave Eggers