Who penned EW's worst book of the year? Hint: They're blonde and star in a show that rhymes with 'The Schmills'

Will they ever leave us alone? Though it was a difficult task to pick the best fiction and nonfiction books of the year, it was fairly easy to determine which book would top our Worst list: Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt’s How To Be Famous. Because, really, when it comes to this duo, we’d rather have a step-by-step guide on how to endure their endless televised shenanigans than how to follow in their fame-whoring footsteps. (For the rest of EW’s worst books list, head to this week’s magazine, which is on newsstands now.)

But let’s turn it over to you, Shelf Lifers. Did anyone out there actually read or like Speidi’s book? (Are those crickets I hear?) And have any of you found something that might be even worse to read this year?

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  • Anna

    My wish is that they be ignored all together. EW giving them the “worst book of the year” is just giving them more publicity, which is what they want (hence the book).

    • Hans

      Exactly. Let’s stop feeding the trolls.

    • Ed

      I completely agree. To this couple, just getting a headline–good or bad–makes them happy. Moreover, when discussing books, I wish EW would focus more on books and authors who take writing seriously, less on the pop culture figures who have ghostwriters write for them. Save this for the PopWatch. Even when discussing the worst book of the year, can we have a discussion of professional writers here?

    • SLB

      Never have, never will read this piece of crap book. We actually haven’t seen or heard anything about these two idiots in a while. THANK GOD!!!

      • Buzz

        seriously . This doesn’t qualify as a book imho.
        I even question commenting on this .

  • Cawfeetawk

    Whoever gave these two a book deal — you killed trees for this dreck? And why would anyone put a nickel in their pockets by buying it?

  • Nate

    Giving them a run for their money would have to be that sub-human boil, Perez Hilton.

    • Michael B.

      You compliment and give Hilton too much credit by calling him a sub-human boil.

    • Ashley G.

      LOL, Perez is a funny guy, I love going to his website, I wouldn’t read a book penned by him though

  • WTF

    This is the first I’ve heard of them in awhile, so who is giving them attention?

  • DavidB

    I think it would be great to see these two starring in a reality show on, say, cancer and finding out that your husband is actually gay.

  • Brooke

    See, this is why I like eonline.com sometimes. They’ve banned all stories on Spencer and Heidi Pratt. EW REALLY needs to think about doing the same thing.

    • Abby

      Didn’t they take a viewer vote to ban them or something? Ha.

      • Juniper

        They did, and I think 96% of viewers voted to ban them. Hahaha! I wish everyone would follow suit.

  • Chelsea

    Why can’t EW do the same as E! and IGNORE them?!

  • michael lethbridge

    Who are these people,I have never heard of them?

  • sarah

    I didn’t even know they had written a book…

  • Elizabeth

    I LOVE the fact that you used the phrase FAME WHORES!! People need to blast these pathetic people more often as you have done so excellently. (after all, see where the fame whores have gotten us – Jon Gosselin being a piece of s*&t, baloon boy and the stupid white house crashers)

  • Lizabeth

    I can’t imagine that EW got this wrong.

  • Buzz

    I would rather EW use their book column to talk about something far more worthy than this , such as the self publishing site lulu.com. , for instance.
    People who read books don’t care about the worst – tell us more about the best and the undiscovered writers out there, PLEASE.

  • Kent

    I read that this sold even less copies than Perez Hilton’s latest ‘book’. Who are these people and why can’t they just disappear?

  • Kym

    Why is this even being seriously defined as a real book?

  • Preston

    In defense of the book, I liked How To Be Famous. I’m reading it now. Yes, there are a few dud moments, but at least Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt explain themselves about handling the pressures of unexpected fame. It’s a fun escapist book. The pictures are fun AND funny with their playfulness to the cameras. But I’ll point this out–if they made it 300 to 400 pages, I wouldn’t have gotten it! Smartly, they kept it to 136 pages. They’re just warning other wannabe stars not to try to get famous too quick. They’re very defensive of their image and celebrity in most of the pages.

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