Caylee Sunshine creator writing inspirational book
Jaime Salcedo, the guy that was selling the Caylee Sunshine doll has decided that what he has to say is so significant that he is writing a book. Apparently, he feels that his creative process is unique, (can’t argue with that one) and people will PAY to learn how he comes up with his tasteless ideas and the sleazy products (JMO or is it?) that result from those ideas. (I WILL argue with that one–NO WAY will people pay to read his book–will they??) The book will detail how he created toys like the Caylee Anthony inspired Sunshine doll, and the Michael Vick doggie chew toy from “conception to controversy.” (wow–won’t that be a page turner!)
Mr. Salcedo was criticized roundly for putting both of those items on the market and then vaguely saying his company was going to donate a portion of the profits to charity (later upped to ALL the profits after significant public outrage.)
The book, whose working title is “Inc(read)ible: From a Famous Dog Chew Toy to an Ever Inspiring Doll Collection,” is set to hit bookstores this fall. The news release does not say how much the book will cost. (think it will generate midnight release parties? LOL)
The Caylee Sunshine doll has obvioiusly brought Salcedo and his company a great deal of publicity albeit negative publicity. (Who ever heard of him before that?) He made the rounds of the talk show circuit defending his reasons for creating the doll and insisting that he would be donating the profits to charity. Florida Attorney General, Bill McCollum has taken exception to that and is suing Salcedo’s company, Showbiz Promotions.
On his Web site, Salcedo says he has done nothing “criminally wrong,” and makes claims that he has donated $5000 to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Unfortunately for him, that organization says all they have is a $10.00 donation in his name. (This is according to the Orlando Sentinal. Under, FAQ’s, on his website, Salcedo says he INTENDED to give money to charity but because the media “marginalized” him, he didn’t make any money…..)
According to Atty General McCollum’s suit, the same thing happened with the Michael Vick chew toy. Profits from its sales were to be donated to animal shelters but so far, he hasn’t done it.
Mr. Salcedo apparently is delusional enough to think his life will inspire us, because the news release says that the book will include important life lessons:
“Jaime also shares his life lessons that include never giving up,” or “allowing the media to marginalize you or set the bar on what you can and cannot do.” His website states these are all reasons why he doesn’t “give up and get a real job.” (I’m shaking my head in disbelief!)
As a sidenote: Salcedo has taken advantage of his notoriety by allowing another web-based company, Scumbagz and Sleazeballz, to license his image for their kick balls and garbage bags. (Now I’m bangin’ my head against the wall! Is any of this real?)
I guess it is, cuz’ you can read about it below:
Jamie Salcedo’s website:
Press release from his website (You gotta read it cuz’ you won’t believe it!):
FAQ’s from his website (BTW, you can actually leave him a comment here–he says he reads em’!):
I would say it’s a mystery to me how this man could possibly believe he is an inspiration for anything let alone how he convinced a publisher that he was–but I won’t…..