Thursday, August 24, 2006

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Sky News: Whose Books Get Discarded Most?: "Books We Leave Behind
Updated: 11:54, Thursday August 24, 2006

Celebrity autobiographies are the books most often abandoned by readers, according to a new survey.

The five books most often left behind in hotel rooms are all works written by the rich and famous, the survey by Travelodge found.

The book most often discarded was Paris Hilton's Confessions Of An Heiress, with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in second place with his Made In Portugal.

In third place was glamour model Jordan - or Katie Price - with her A Whole New World.

Big Brother star Jade Goody was fourth with Jade's World and Sir Alex Ferguson fifth with Managing My Life.

While JK Rowling's Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone was sixth, two more celebrity autobiographies were in seventh and eighth positions - Tony Adams' Tony Adams Addicted and Paul Gascoigne's Gazza - My Story."


Richard said...

In my experience, the current mystery author most likely to be found in a thrift store is Jonathan Kellerman (though it may be a tie with James Patterson). The mystery author least likely to be found in a thrift store: Lawrence Block.

Anonymous said...

Geez, I must be an old fart. Most of these celebrities I've never heard of -- nor do I want to.

But Paris...well, I do keep up with her activities via someboody in Alvin, Texas.

--Jerry House

Bill said...

Richard, you're talking about Major Mystery Authors." There are more Block books in thrift stores than there are Crider books.

Jeff Meyerson said...

I bet in the US it is Donald Trump right there with Paris.

Jerry, "Gazza" was a football (soccer) star and "Jordan" a self-made celebrity who parlayed ("lay" used advisedly) her appearance on Big Brother into British celebrity-hood.

Brent McKee said...

I'm not surprised by most of these but I can't figure out why people would leave a Harry Potter novel behind. The first was a slim enough volume but subsequent books have increased in "tominess" (and presumably price) to the point where I expect the seventh to require it's own luggage cart, at least in hard cover. And it's undoubtedly better written than "Confessions of an Heiress" or as it's known around here, "Confessions of an Airhead".

Bill said...

My confession is that I've never even seen a copy.