Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Pathetic Books

I'm Not Talking About A Million Little Pieces

James Frey may have earned all the backlash he's received for fabricating his memoirs, but that hasn't stopped me from wanting to read his books.

Hey, any person who read the first few pages of A Million Little Pieces should have figured immediately that the book wasn't 100 per cent factual. But, Frey's two books are not the ones I consider pathetic.

No, the book I have in mind is a take off on Malcolm Gladwell's Blink. It's called, you guessed it, Think.

Why is it pathetic? Well aside from desperately trying to cash in on the popularity of Gladwell's book, Michael R. LeGault's book uses this clich├ęd-tagline: "Now is the time to THINK! -- because a mind truly is a terrible thing to waste."

Ugh.

Post-script: Speaking of 'ugh' and books best used only as paperweights, here's another.

--Czobit

2 comments:

kaitlyn said...

it is too bad that both of those exist.

can we add them, along with 50 Cent's biography, to the list of books i never, ever want to read?

Czobit said...

Without a doubt they're on the list. And with the proliferation of celebrity "auto"-biographies, that list gets longer each year.

One not to forget from last year is Nicole Richie's "auto"-biography as a novel, The Truth About Diamonds.

Just, yuck.