A Boy Called Pete
I love bizarre children's books. "Pretty Pretty Peggy Moffitt," the 1968 picture book starring the real-life mod model (and muse to designer Rudi Gernreich), is on the same level as Hamlet in my house. But what could be better than an illustrated story book about that lovable street urchin Pete Doherty? If you answered "nothing," then start counting the days, because on September 1, "A Boy Called Pete" will be released in the UK, again proving that country's superiority to our own. "A Boy Called Pete" tells the story of a young man named Pete Doherty who plays guitar, dates a model named Kate, and suffers occasional mishaps. It is the latest in a series of child-friendly illustrated pop biographies created by PopJustice.com, a UK music/celebrity website that I must admit has never crossed my radar until now. Other books in the series include the less-enticing "A Boy Called Elton" and "A Girl Called Madonna." I think I will stick with "A Boy Called Pete," at least until they come out with "A Boy Called Sid." You can pre-order "A Boy Called Pete" now at Amazon UK.