I was conversing with June Gardens over at Bye Bye Pie last night. Yes she actually emailed me back to my email then I emailed her and well then she got a restraining order. I know I am special that way. Not really but I like to pretend I am. June is very nice and responds to all of her faithful readers. Anyway, she and I were talking about her monthly e-book club.
Mince Words With June started several months ago and her faithful readers all get together at a certain time and discuss the preferred book. Only lots of people don’t read the book but comment anyway or they read the book and don’t comment. I told June that we just need to get her on Oprah and then everyone will read and comment. We all know if Oprah touches it then it’s golden. She is like Midas. She is like Willy Wonka. She is like Oprah, oh wait she IS Oprah. What do you mean you don't know who Oprah is? What have you been cryogenically frozen since 1969? Have you been living in a cave on a remote desert island since World War II? Have you been on a LSD trip since 1969? Oh you have? Sorry.
June told me that she watched a special on The Oprah Effect on CNBC. This made me of course go instantly to CNBC and dig up the clip and watch it. Hey look June it’s already working you say it, I do it. It was very interesting and makes me wonder what it is about Oprah that causes people to blindly follow her.
When I first started blogging I corresponded with Robyn Okrant who wrote Living Oprah.
I have to believe there are glassy eyed women and men who wait impatiently in front of their television Tivo ready and worship at the alter of Oprah. Now if I could somehow figure out how to get on Oprah before her last show and have her endorse my writing maybe just maybe I could get the followers of Bye Bye Pie to read and participate in June’s book club. I of course would get a book deal out of it and be richer than Bill Gates and I would start my own school and buy two hundred dollar t-shirts. I would go on a cross country road trip with my best friend.
June would you like to be my new best friend? You could be my Gayle. Oh wait I started this to put June on Oprah. See how greed poisoning effects people. Here I was trying to help June and then I got greedy and walked all over June.
June if you get on Oprah, I’ll be your Gayle and if I get on Oprah you can be my Gayle. Deal? Now I recommend that you go read Bye Bye Pie and see what the book of the month is. Please be A Prayer for Owen Meany.