Read the whole thing.
... my all-time stinker in terms of tomes whose sales were inverse to their quality, and which thus tell us something depressing about human nature, I would have to pick Mitch Albom’s "Tuesdays with Morrie".
... on The New York Times bestseller list for almost five years ...
... if Morrie’s philosophy is so refined, so against the crass conventional wisdom, so at odds with American culture and society, why did more than five million people buy the book? Because, it seems, anti-materialist hypocrisy, like junk economics and junk science, sells.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Hypocritical, anti-materialist drivel sells
Peter Foster’s pick of popular junk reading: