Friday, December 10, 2010

Celebrity Book Tanks

I admit it - probably my biggest pet peeve related to the book world is all the celebrities who think they can write.  There are soooooo many children's books written by wannabe authors whose day job is in the acting world.  True, some of them can write but the majority just don't have the talent for it.  But they have "name recognition" and publishers seem to jump at the chance to publish/promote their books.  Meanwhile, there are soooooo many talented writers who struggle to get any sort of recognition for their wonderful books.  


So, with that background on my views, I confess to reacting with a certain amount of glee when I heard that "The Situation" of Jersey Shore fame had a new book that has tanked.  The book, Here's the Situation: A Guide to Creeping on Chicks, Avoiding Grenades, and Getting in Your GTL on the Jersey Shore has received a fair amount of national publicity.  Still, Life and Style magazine has reported that the book has only sold 4,000 copies.  Ouch!  But fear not, The Situation's publisher has said he's got another book coming out, as do other cast members.  Seriously???