11.27.2005

oh Nicole, you clever thing

I'm sorry, I can't seem to get over my fascination with Nicole Richie, novelist.

But then again, neither can the New York Times.

Today's Arts section, page 4 - Nicole and the next guru of publishing 50cent have sidebyside book comparisons. Mr. Cent is not quoted but Miss Richie is, to wit, "...it's a story. It's a fiction novel."

Ya, those non fiction novels are so much harder to write.

The phrase she's really looking for here is roman a clef but I guarantee you she can't use it in a sentence without thinking a hill in Italy is involved.

9 comments:

Gina Black said...

...no doubt one that steeply sheers off on one side.

Thanks for the giggle. Things aren't usually funny before I've had my coffee.

Jack said...

The world is a cruel place when Nicole Richie can publish a novel.
Damn my father for not being a moderatly creepy singer.

Bunneh said...

No one knows how stupid you are until you open your mouth. And if you're REALLY lucky, the NY Times record it.

LJCohen said...

fyi--the link is configured incorrectly. It works stripping away the characters after . . . clef.html

Susanne said...

If anyone actually believes Ms. Ritchie wrote her "fiction novel" ... well, I've got some beach-front property in Utah for sale. Come on. She wrote some writer a nice check, talked into a tape recorder for a few days and, Presto! Now, she's an author. The writing isn't really so bad ... it's the subject that makes me want to gag.

And just for the record. NO, God no ... I didn't buy it. Just read the first chapter.

Miss Snark said...

Dangnabit, those links get me every time.
Fixed now. And I clicked on it instead ofjust eyeballing it.

sheesh.

Anonymous said...

It's really pretty pathetic that this "novel" is getting so much attention, as well as its author, especially by the NYTimes, which barely reviews serious fiction anymore. There's a spiral here---serious fiction doesn't get reviewed, publishers don't want to risk what doesn't get reviewed or noticed, publicity declines for fiction, still fewer novels get reviewed as a result, and publishers say there's no market for serious fiction. I have no idea what's going to change this, but I hope there's a revolution soon...

Gina Black said...

anonymous--it's the people with the buying power that drive this. They've also driven the American diet into fast food and the nightly news into a half hour of promotional material. It's our economy, driven by MacMarketing.

I'd be disgsted but I've felt that way too long.

Shelbi said...

Ick, that sucker is not going in my 'to be read pile' Nicole and Paris make me want to puke. Blech!