Even More Outrageous Celebrity Meltdowns: Pop-up Parodies of Your Favorite Stars
By: Heather Havrilesky
Hardcover, 20 pages
2007, Melcher Media
I had no idea this book existed, until I received it as a Christmas gift. I’m not particularly interested in celebrity gossip or scandals, but this book was intended as a gift and what really made me laugh is that it’s a pop-up book. I actually have a handful of pop-up books, which the giver didn’t know about, so it fits in my collection!
This book has 9 little stories about crazy things celebs have done, like when Mel Gibson went on his offensive rant, when Dick Cheney shot his friend in the face while they were hunting and when Britney Spears had her baby on her lap when driving. The stories are just little blurbs, the main draws are the comedic illustrations and the pop-up effects. I got a few chuckles out of pulling the tabs to make certain features move.
I’d never buy something like this for myself, but I think it’s a great joke gift for someone who reads a lot of ragmags or is very into silly celebrity stories.