Six weeks and counting, at the top of the best seller list. She must be really glad she decided to switch careers, especially since this one, when you have a ghost writer, is so much easier than figuring out how to destroy Alaska.
Plus, she’s in such good company, with people who write as badly as she does: Mitch Albom, who is still milking the platitudes of his dying teacher, and Glenn Beck (well, I have to confess I’ve not read Glenn Beck, or even watched him cry on TV, so I’m just being a knee-jerk liberal here), who at least gets the little dagger (†). (I guess “dagger” is the technically correct word, since that’s what the Times calls it, but I would have called it a cross, which is maybe less evocative but more symbolically correct, since it’s nearly always right-wing Christian-type books that benefit from the bulk sales it represents.)
Poor Ted Kennedy must be finding it hard to get some air, squeezed in fourth place under those three.