Monday, May 04, 2009

Maybe we're doing this the wrong way...

I just heard that the so-called OctoMom is looking at a book deal. And that impeached Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has signed a six-figure book deal. Did you know that Pamela Anderson has written a "semi-autobiographical" novel?

Hmm. Getting published would be a lot easier, I think, if I were a celebrity. 

But here's the problem. No way I'm having even one more child, let alone eight. No way I'm running for political office just so I can get kicked out for committing a felony. And Pamela? Well, let's just say I don't have the same set of assets that she has.

This book should help me. I hope it has a chapter on dealing with the paparazzi.


Carla Swafford said...

It's amazing that they're still buying these type of books. I read the sales were down, down, down for them the last couple of months. But romance is still up, up, up! YEAH!

M.V.Freeman said...

I think Romance will always be in style! We all love our fantasy! ;)

I wouldn't want to be a "celebrity" like the ones you mentioned Joann...what a burden, no matter the book deal.

Still, we all follow them..the good, the bad, and the weird.

Christine said...

The only way to counter books written by people like Octomom is to refuse to buy them. I prefer a romance or fun detective book.

I also don't have the assets mentioned to be a celebrity: I don't cheat on my spouse, I don't have *store boughts* and I haven't committed any felonies.

Sigh, I guess I'll have to get published the old-fashioned way: through hard work and perseverance.

JoAnn said...

Well, seeing as how the "How to be a Celebrity" book is out of print, I guess I'm out of luck. Sigh. I was so looking forward to getting into a slapfest with a talk show host! :-)

Okay, so it's back to the computer and pounding the keyboard. And I guess I'll just have to write the damn book. Shoot. I was really, really looking for an easy way out.

But you know what? Even if I never have a book published, at least I'll be able to live with myself. Not sure how some of those people do.


Louisa Cornell said...

You crack me up, Joann! Too funny! And I'm with you. I have no intention of getting artificially inseminated to the tune of eight kids with NO daddy in sight. I'm way too old and too smart for that.

I guess I COULD have a boob job, but then I'd have to have a face lift, a butt lift and tummy tuck and God knows what else. They might as well jack this body up and drop another one in underneath it. Not happening. And who wants those back aches? I sleep on my back. I'd suffocate!

No way I'm running for public office. Too much trouble for a job where nothing gets done and I get all the blame. Not to mention the fact that I just don't see myself going to prison for selling a senate seat. Selling a doughnut with extra glaze yes, but not a senate seat.

SIGH! I guess we WILL have to keep pounding the keyboard and get it done the old fashioned way. Romance will never go out of style. The stupid things people do to get famous? Man, I hope that goes out of style soon. It would be a sure sign the human race has FINALLY grown up!

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Diane Richmond said...

I am really glad that your book is out of print. You probably wouldn't remember your old friends once you became famous.

My ego isn't so big that I want to be a celebrity. The only celebrity I would like to be is the one who won the mega lottery. And yes, I would remember all my friends.

Karen Beeching said...

Ha! Someone I know made a comment last year on one of these books (I won't say which one). He said if you take out the word "like" that the read is much shorter.

I probably shouldn't have mentioned that.