Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ed's Bookshelf #2 Debbie Gibson: Electric Star

Ya gotta keep copies of the classics around! I read this book cover to cover several times in my youth. Back then we didn't have the internets to keep us updated on our favorite celebrities every move 24 hours a day. Debbie Gibson: Electric Star (1990, Bantam Books) keep me filled in on everything I needed to know about my favorite singer. Seeing as how Debbie was only 19 years old when the book was published, and she had only been in the public eye for a little over two years, there isn't much story to tell. The book dives into her fascination with music at an early age, her education, appearances on STAR SEARCH and then her big break and massive popularity for two years. One chapter goes into detail about the men (or boys) in Debbie's life. She was good friends with Scott Grimes who's big claim to fame was appearing in CRITTERS and CRITTERS 2: THE MAIN COURSE (both fine films!). And there are details about a failed relationship with Brian Robbins, who played Eric on HEAD OF THE CLASS. (He later went on to direct GOOD BURGER and VARSITY BLUES.) The last chapter of the book gives us a complete discography of Debbie's work: all TWO albums that she had released at that point in time.

As all good works of literature do, the last few pages of this book are set aside for plugging other titles from the publisher. Other titles you could have ordered through your school book club at the time included Alyssa Milano: She's the Boss and Kirk Cameron: Dream Guy. Just for S&G's I Googled author Randi Reisfeld and discovered that she's also written books on Nancy Kerrigan, Hanson, and Prince William. In addition she's also written several books based on the TV series CLUELESS and MOESHIA. (That's awesome)

If you wanna read about the time I met Debbie Gibson, check out this post from August 28, 2006.

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