Celebritology Giftology Day 1: Celebrity memoirs
Today we kick off a series of posts -- 12 Days of Celebritology Giftology -- written to help you cross the celebrity and pop-culture obsessed pals off your holiday gift-giving lists. Think of these posts as our gift to you. We're just that generous.
Today's mission: Find the perfect gift for the reader on your list. Below, three picks that should satisfy super-fans.
Highbrow: Jay-Z's "Decoded"
This collection of essays from rap's reigning champ (and Beyonce's husband) is part memoir, part homage to hip-hop. In it, the man born Shawn Corey Carter, details his humble beginnings in a Brooklyn housing project, his pre-fame job history (drug dealer) and how he managed to become one of the biggest stars on the planet. As ClickTrack detailed yesterday, Jay talks about his tete-a-tete with Barack Obama prior to the 2008 presidential election. I haven't yet gotten to the part -- if it exists -- about how he came to be so pal-sy-wowsy with Coldplay's Chris Martin, but I'm hopeful for more name-dropping yet to come.
Also, if this sort of thing impresses you, "Decoded" was one of Oprah's "Favorite Things" picks this year.
Lowbrow: Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's "Here's the Situation"
You've got a "Jersey Shore" obsessed friend, but can't afford to hire Snooki to appear at his/her birthday bash. Well, my friend, you're in luck because one of the show's breakout stars -- "The Situation" -- released this book chock full of practical advice for anyone interested in fake-baking, Ed Hardy t-shirts and borderline stalking. Here's an excerpt:
"Now, chicks may object that bros simply look at them as creeping targets. But chicks like being crept on. Sure, they'll tell you that they go to clubs simply to dance and have fun with friends. But take it from the Sitch, single people are at the club for one reason and one reason only: to not be single anymore. Even if it's just for that night."
The book's subtitle pretty much says it all: "A Guide to Creeping on Chicks, Avoiding Grenades, and Getting Your GTL on the Jersey Shore."
For the Kids: Justin Bieber's "First Step 2 Forever: My Story"
The 16-year-old pop phenom chronicles his rise from obscurity (aka Canada) to the top of the pop charts. Plenty of pictures here for anyone more interested in looking at his hair than reading about his backstage antics.
| December 9, 2010; 3:54 PM ET
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