Last summer I happened upon this book at the book store in Ludington. For obvious reasons, I had to pick it up and leaf through it. A book about Ashlee Simpson? ? What exactly is there to tell? (Sorry, Ashlee.) Even more mysterious, it appears to have been owned by a Baltimore library once (see spine), which doesn't make any sense because this bookstore doesn't sell used books. It also doesn't make sense because why would a library own this book...? Then get rid of it? (Actually that last question makes sense.)
It was almost as if fate handed me this book.
I flipped it over and read the back cover:
|Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!!!|
Intrigue! Maybe there's more to this Ashlee Simpson than I realized! And it certainly doesn't paint Mr. and Mrs. Simpson in a good light. I just had to know more. So I opened it up and glanced at the table of contents. That's where I realized something was wrong. That is, even more wrong than I originally suspected when I picked up a book about Ashlee Simpson.
Wait, what?? "Rough Streets"? "Country Grammar"?? So I turned the next page, which is where I saw this:
Cornell Haynes? That's not Ashlee Simpson's name. "When he was 15"!?!?! Ashlee isn't a "he!" Or is she/he?
Nope. GUYS. The book isn't about Ashlee Simpson. It's about Nelly! Things just got SO much better!!!!!! Here's a little sneak peak of the rest of the book:
I almost want to slow clap for the publisher for inadvertently creating such a masterpiece. At what point did they go, "oh crap - we mixed up the covers? Oh well, let's ship them to libraries and book stores anyway!"?
I paid about a dollar for it, and suffice it to say it's one of the best dollars I've ever spent. I asked the cashier about it and he said he had no idea how it ended up in their inventory. He'd never even seen it before.
It's such a treasure I almost feel I have to throw it off a bridge and allow fate to bring it to the next person who needs this in their life.