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Simon and Schuster released the paperback edition of Glenn Beck's Arguing With Idiots this week.
In addition to the TIME quote that appeared on the hardcover's back cover ("Leading the lunatic fringe"), Simon and Schuster have added a less-than-flattering quote from The Daily Show's Jon Stewart:
"Finally! A guy who says what people who aren't thinking, are thinking."
Is this a smart move on Simon and Schuster's part? It seemed to work for the hardcover, which featured even worse "blurbs"--"A half-informed radio blowhard," raved Vanity Fair--while still hitting #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
My first thought is that a positive blurb isn't going to entice a new reader to to pick up a book by such a polarizing figure as Beck.
My second, more cynical, thought is that there aren't any other authors or celebrities willing to give Beck a positive blurb, and that this is the strategy that Simon and Schuster are stuck with. Your thoughts?
So Oprah has picked FREEDOM as her first Book Club pick of 2010 (see the accompanying photographic evidence, as leaked by MobyLives).
What does Emperor Franzen have to say about this shocking turn of events? Has the Emperor gone soft?
Emperor Franzen has, in turn, chosen Oprah's O Magazine as the initial selection in his very own book club:
Evil Wylie on writers' egos:
What would an author's ego look like, unchecked by the filters of agents, editors, publicists, and proper manners? Evil Wylie or Emperor Franzen.
Underneath any writer's carefully controlled appearance is a jealous bitch waiting to get out. We all have self-esteem issues, and authors usually grow thick skin to deal with the constant rejections and disappointments that we face in this writing life.
Some writers hide it better than others, but deep down we're all emotional infants.
From Evil Wylie's September 1st interview with Independent Publisher. Read the rest of the interview at their website, www.independentpublisher.com.
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