Snooki wrote a book.….even though she admitted in the New York Times that she’s only read two books in her entire life. If you know anything about the reality of getting a book published, this fact is enough to make a real writer throw in the towel — or throw something more solid at the computer. Some of them are doing just that, throwing into the blogosphere some heated and heartfelt words on the subject…(which they wrote themselves, by the way). You don’t need to be a writer to relate; reading this writer's rant will make you want to scream along with her: Really, Simon & Schuster, I want to scream, really? Why not just shoot all actual writers point blank and be done with it?
As if the publishing industry didn’t already have enough problems, Simon and Schuster plays the villain for making the deal.
But why pick on Simon and Schuster? Or Snooki? When the Kardashians and Paris Hilton are also published authors? Jane Austen and Charles Dickens must be rolling — and roiling in their graves.
Yes, it’s disheartening; for anyone who cares about books — or actually reads them. Some excerpts of Snooki's book are floating around the internet, and I've heard a few choice words read aloud by Ellen DeGeneres, but so far I've seen no tangible evidence that Snooki herself can read, much less write.
And just to add to the unreality, now that Snooki is an author with a real book, she prefers to be called by her real name, Nicole.Really. Neither Nicole nor Simon nor Schuster are to blame for the death rattle of the real book. And by the way this isn’t really about books. It’s bigger than books.Continued on the next page