Monday, November 22, 2010

Celebrity Gone Wrong: In Which I Reveal Myself to Be a Pretentious Snob

Let's get something straight. Most celebrities these days aren't all that talented. But their lack of any true performance ability exists in mediums which I tend to avoid: reality television, bad movies, auto-tuned crap music. So I tolerate their presence and focus my attention on what I deem as real performers and artists.

But these individuals who have "the look" if nothing else cross the line when they wet their talentless toes in the sacred waters of the novel.

I'm referring, in case you wondered, to this abomination (discovered while perusing Borders Friday evening):

(Pretty cover, I'm going to go ahead and guess not much substance based on the "author.")

And don't even get me started on this girl:
(Really? I mean--really?)

I just don't think "Duff played the precocious Lizzie Maguire" or "Conrad lived in 'reality' television prior to..." looks so good on the author bio when others in the profession actually graduated with an MFA, understand the nuance within the written word, and can form a sentence without the frequent interjection like (as in "He is like totally like not like listening to like me"). I just wonder who in the publishing world is keeping the gate. Because their A$$ needs to be canned.


Jen said...

Hahaha. YES!

Libby said...

Oooh, you're a little sassy today aren't you?

Although I do agree, both books are probably craptastic!

silvernic said...

Very pretentious (I had to look at your post to spell that one). You also think people need to know how to read and write to succeed in life (and for once I'm not being sarcastic, just frequently parenthetical).

Stephanie said...

Hear, hear!

Lildonbro said...


Not that I have an MFA or write very well, but I'm closer!