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If They’d Waited a Week, They Could’ve Called It November Rain

steven-adler-headshot.jpgIf you’ve been watching Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, you know about the book proposal Gary Busey says he’s put together for a collection of “Buseyisms,” where he turns ordinary words into acronyms—like “sober: Son of a Bitch, Everything’s Real!” Turns out that one of the other cast members is a little further along in the literary process: Later this morning, editors will begin receiving a proposal from former Guns’N'Roses drummer Steven Adler for a memoir about his drug addiction and recovery called My Appetite for Destruction. But that’s not all! It comes bundled with another memoir, this one written by his mother, which will be called Sweet Child Of Mine.

Oh, it would be so easy to make an “unfinished manuscript”/Chinese Democracy joke here, except that the concept itself is probably funnier than any string of words we’d actually tap out…

(Honestly, though, if Tori Spelling and Dog the Bounty Hunter can get on the bestseller lists, and George Carlin could cobble together commercial successes out of his joke files, you gotta figure somebody could see their way to offering Busey a contract for a trade paperback original.)

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