The subject of Nicole Richie's "book" is a sore one among many of the snarklings who have burned up a hole in the comments line with disgust at the news she's getting a book published.
It took those imps over at Jossip to remind Miss Snark that Nicole Richie's book is just an extension of her "brand". Like perfume for Calvin Klein -- but with less quality control (although, in truth, the quality does seem to fit dear Nicole like a glove).
I hate books being used like accessories. I hate it a lot. Is Jane Friedman, the CEO of Harper Collins, going to throw up her hands in despair to hear that? Newp. Miss Jane is going to dance all the way to her profit and loss statements and laugh in Miss Snark's face.
Even Miss Snark needs to be reminded that publishing is a business and we ain't in this for our health when she gets all snarky about who deserves a book deal.
The only people who can stop this craziness are readers. Ain't the free market system grand?