The year was 1992, and the poet... was Sir Mix-a-Lot.
And now, nearly 20 years later, an extravagant tome arrives to delve deeper into the very same subject. Yes, finally, The Big Butt Book is here.
The latest in an equal-opportunity series of Taschen bibles on specific body parts, this one's your chance to bone up on a subject matter that, until now, has only been truly understood by a select few. (Like J-Lo, and Ice-T's wife, Coco.)
It's probably no surprise to learn that Pamela Anderson is to be found among the 400 photos within, but there's a wide spectrum of all shapes, sizes, curvatures and cultures here—from anonymous 1900 beauties to Bettie Page to Serena Williams.
And you'll be glad to know that esteemed posterior laureates like Robert Crumb and Brazil's "Watermelon Woman" (we have a decent guess about how she got that nickname) have contributed thoughtful essays.
Because you're reading it for the articles.