Monday, March 12, 2007

Piss & Vinegar vs. The Secret & Oprah

Something about early spring weather brings out the former in me, so here's this morning's link, with a quote:

"If James Frey deserved to be raked over the coals for lying about how drunk he was, doesn't Oprah deserve some scrutiny for pitching the meretricious nonsense in 'The Secret'?"

Aah, thank you Peter Birkenhead — I'm feeling better already! h/t to Maude Newton, who'd rather we were reading Drown, by Junot Díaz.

Further balm can be found here. The entire slideshow is a winner, but this is the picture that seems to be calling out to my subconscious most nights.


Jim said...

It's a good article, and maybe it's in there already but I would say that America has only created the Oprah it deserves. Unfortunately, we've passed her along to the world too, but it wouldn't be the first time and certainly won't be the last.

Sorry about that.

Or should I say I'm sorry you were offended by our Oprah.

Whisky Prajer said...

Hey, she's my Oprah, too. I think her recent choices of reading material have moved her from someone I respected yet felt ambivalent about, to yet another super-rich super-celeb who's perspective on things has gone completely off the rails.