Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Peter Mayhew

Photo from @thewookieeroars

Welcome Star Wars fans! Everybody's favorite Wookiee is featured today at BOOK RECS OF THE ROCK AND FAMOUS! Yes, Peter Mayhew, who portrays Chewbacca in four of the Star Wars films, shared his book picks with us.

I asked Mayhew on Twitter what his favorite books were.

His answer, ". Well, I'm rather fond of the two children's books I authored... "

Peter Mayhew is the author of Growing Up Giant and My Favorite Giant.

Congrats on your books with Bluewater Productions , Peter!

You can follow Peter on Twitter and visit his website!

Here's the Wookie who wrote the bookies!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Trista Sutter

Did you see Trista Sutter, the original bachelorette, on the cover of People magazine this week with her beautiful family? We met her as a contestant on the very first Bachelor, and she then became the very first Bachelorette on the popular ABC series. She met her husband of ten years, Ryan Sutter, on the show, and they now live in Colorado with their two children. Trista has also appeared on Dancing with the Stars and Fear Factor. Her new book, Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart, was released in November.

What does Trista Sutter read to her kids?

I asked just that to Trista on Twitter and congratulated her on her new book. She answered, "thank you! Hoping it fills the world with more gratitude! Hard?! Mark Ludy books, classic dr Seuss, Llama Llama, dream big pig."

Great picks for little ones!! Thank you, Trista!

You can find out more about Trista at her website, and follow her on Twitter.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Gene Simmons

Photo from @genesimmons
Gene Simmons is the cofounder, singer, and bass guitarist for the iconic rock band, Kiss. He was the only child of a German Nazi concentration camp survivor and came to America at age 8.  Gene, his wife, and two children starred in the A&E television series, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, for nine seasons. And of course you know Kiss for their rock music with hit songs like "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Shout It Out Loud," "Forever," and "Psycho Circus." They are also known for their mega-marketing. Kiss merchandise is everywhere! Did you see the new Hello Kitty Kiss items? Gene also recently opened a new restaurant franchise called Rock & Brews and is part owner of the new arena football team aptly named LA Kiss! And finally Kiss is being inducted in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame this year!

What is the best book according to Gene Simmons?

I asked him just that last week and he tweeted back, "THE BIBLE. BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN...: Hi Gene! What is your favorite book or current read? Thanks!"

This tweet was retweeted about 200+ times and led to some discussion with Gene about the bible.

"NO. BUT THE BIBLE ROCKS, ANYWAY...JerryYWFN: So you're a religious guy?"


Thanks for answering your fans, Gene! You rock!
Check out Gene's new website, and you can follow him on Twitter.

Here's a Kiss video for your viewing pleasure.