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Who wrote this? The answers (Part 7)

JOHN BIALAS/SUN HERALD  This is Jerry Rice's autograph inside a copy of  '50 Years, 50 Moments: The Most Unforgettable Plays in Super Bowl History.'
JOHN BIALAS/SUN HERALD This is Jerry Rice's autograph inside a copy of '50 Years, 50 Moments: The Most Unforgettable Plays in Super Bowl History.'

For me, a trip to Barnes & Noble during the Christmas season included perusing the signed copies of new books written by famous people.

I looked at more than a dozen of these books, curious to see if the penmanship was as well-crafted as the printed words in the works of nonfiction and fiction.

The signatures: Some good, others bad.

I looked at copies signed by actresses, an actor, musicians, retired athletes, celebrity chefs, children's book creators, a reality TV celebrity, a feminist and an author of thrillers.

And I used my iPhone to take pictures of the signatures that appear on one of the opening pages of their books.

A good signature is one the famous writer apparently took time and care to write. It is distinctive. It has flair.

A bad signature is scribble scrap. It seems the famous writer spent just micro-seconds signing the book. I would give them a grade of F for effort.

In the series, the only hint I gave was the title of the book.

The signature at the top of this post is from the book "50 Years, 50 Moments: The Most Unforgettable Plays in Super Bowl History," co-authored by San Francisco 49ers great and Mississippi native Jerry Rice.

I am a fan of the man and his autograph.

This is the end of the "Who wrote this?" series.

You can see a list of the authors who participated in the 2015 Barnes & Noble Signed Editions program at barnesandnoble.com.  and you can follow Jerry Rice on Instagram.

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