Really Oprah? Are you sure?

March 28, 2007

Okay, my weekly American Library Association newsletter informs me that Oprah’s next book club book is Cormac Mc Carthy’s The Road. Although this is probably a good balancing out book after the complete you create your own reality and bank account balance bullshit of her last book. Instead of telling you that you can change the world with your mind (which I do kind of believe, but not even close to the way that The Secret does), The Road will pretty much remind you that in the event of nuclear apocalypse, you may just have no say about the fact that it’s cold and you’ve been taken hostage in order to be eaten by other human beings one limb at a time (sorry, but that’s not a spoiler if you’ve read any NYT reviews). Yuck and yuck. I think Americans desperately need a reality and mortality check, and if they are willing to stomach The Road they just might get it. So it’s a gutsy choice on Oprah’s part, but it’s hard to imagine it will be a popular one. We’ll see.


One Response to “Really Oprah? Are you sure?”

  1. LCB Says:

    Omigod, if I never hear about the stupid Secret again, I will be too happy. People are nuts for that stupid book. That and Webkins. (Which seems that someone had the genius idea to combine a Beanie Babie and those weird little electronic pets from 10 years ago.) And why does a self-help book have a cover that looks like the Da Vinci Code? Did she find this secret in the Vatican?

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