What is this world coming to...? I just read on Mama Holly's blog that Snooki's book hit the New York Times Best Seller list. I'm with you Mama Holly, I can't fathom it either.
Now, I might have taken it in stride a couple weeks ago when I didn't know who Snooki was, but now that I heard her speak on a talk show or two in the last week, I'm shocked that she wrote a book.
I'm not being mean here. It's just that with her Reality career, it's seems implausible that she would have time to write a book of the quality that would make it onto the New York Times list. It's a joke, right... or did I have some misconceptions about the New York Times list as well?
This whole issue makes me think that we need a better measure for judging books. I'm all for qualitative measures in the future rather than quantitative. Just because a book sells a lot of copies doesn't mean it has the staying power to be a classic.
So, I'll continue to write my books, happily knowing that it's okay if they don't make it onto the New York Times list after all.
And to be fair, I want to assure Snooki that I'm not going to become a Reality Star. So Snooki, no need to worry. I won't be setting out to infringe on your career, so feel free to reciprocate. Thanks.