Saturday, October 02, 2010

I Would Rather Flush a Twenty Down the Toilet

Another Life Experience for Snooki's Novel

Breaking news you have not been holding your breath to hear:

Snooki, the "breakout star" of MTV's version of Italian-American reality, Jersey Shore, has found a publisher convinced that it can milk a nice profit from those gullible television viewers who actually watch that bit of tripe.

According to The Week:
Though Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, the diminutive breakout star of MTV's "Jersey Shore" wouldn't seem to be a natural writer — she recently told The New York Times she's read only two books in her life, Twilight and Dear John — the poof-haired tanning aficionado's first novel, tentatively titled A Shore Thing, is set to be published by Simon & Schuster this January.
So this airhead, who has read two books in her entire lifetime (neither of which will be remembered 20 years from now) is going to slap her "famous" name on a book written by some ghost writer desperate enough to write it on her behalf.  Now all the publisher needs to do is find a few thousand equally empty-headed people to donate their money to the cause.  Simon & Schuster, have you no shame?  I know that MTV has none, but I expected more from you.  Silly me.


  1. I think we should try to make lemonade out of lemons here. When the "book" is published, fans of the written word should donate the price of the book to their favorite literacy organization as a way of constructively venting their shock and horror.


  2. Is it any wonder why youth of today dont read and their heroes are Justin Beiber and games on Ipods...and when they do read, it is stuff like this and to me ,, this is the Marshmellow Generation and the worst may be coming but the blame falls on the older generation trying to milk parents money to buy the junk they put out to kids.

  3. As someone who has spent a career studying, practicing, and teaching the craft of writing, I can summon no words for this...

  4. Mark, the whole idea of this kind of trash bothers me. When I go off on this kind of rant, people tend to tell me that "at least they are reading." In most cases, I'm not sure that's a good thing. In this case, I'm positive that's not a good thing.

  5. Sean, that's what bothers me most. People who actually can write can't catch a break. Slobs, sluts, airheads, dopers, liars, and egomaniacs get hundreds of thousands for embarrassing themselves and their readers in print. There is just no justice in the world of publishing.

  6. I'll be glad when this whole Jersey bunch is done with their five minutes of fame. The scary thing is they don't seem to be going away anytime soon.

  7. New Jersey's governor calls these people an embarrassment. That's an understatement.