Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ten books based on blogs

Once upon a time there was a regular person sitting at a computer who had the idea to create a blog and write about something other than what they had for lunch that day (read: something interesting). A publisher took note of this amateur writer and published their blog into book form. And voila! A new art form was born! Step aside, James Patterson, it is time for the little guy to shine in the publishing world. I am fairly certain that Julie Powell of "Julie and Julia" fame had no idea that her fairly whiny musings in her modest blog would a)make it to print or b)make it to the big screen. She simply paved the way for many other budding writers and pop culture recorders to enter the scene. The following books are all based on blogs on the interwebs. When possible, I included the original blog link although I wouldn't recommend looking at them at work. It isn't that they are inappropriate (perhaps Perez Hilton is), but rather they certainly cannot by mistaken for actual productive work. Enjoy!

10. Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found by Bill Keaggy

9. Passive Aggressive Notes: Painfully Polite and Hilariously Hostile Writings by Kerry Miller
Passive Aggressive Notes

8. The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book: 101 of Chuck's Favorite Facts and Stories by Chuck Norris and Todd DuBord
All Chuck Norris Facts and Jokes

7. Perez Hilton's True Bloggywood Stories: the Glamorous Life of Beating, Cheating, and Overdosing by Perez Hilton and Jared Shapiro
Perez Hilton

6. PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives by Frank Warren

5. I Can Has Cheezburger?: a LOLcat Colleckshun by Professor Happycat
I Can Has Cheezburger?

4. Kittenwar: May the Cutest Kitten Win! by Fraser Lewry and Tom Ryan

3. Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions by Christian Lander
Stuff White People Like

2. Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
Julie and Julia

1. Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong by Jen Yates
Cake Wrecks

1 comment:

  1. This is a good collection of blog based books and this goes to show that there is an anxious curiosity among book readers and book lovers to get into the lives of other and try to enjoy or bear the emotion of that moment as well as personify the character in their own minds and lives to be able to just live a separate life, even if its for a very shorts span of time, in their own minds