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Something else to depress me

My husband sent me a link to a Yahoo item about MTV "reality" star Lauren Conrad getting a book contract. If you're not familiar with Lauren Conrad, she's 22 and is famous for living the Beverly Hills lifestyle! Now HarperCollins is going to publish her YA three-book series titled L.A. Candy which will be "loosely inspired by Conrad's transformation from teenager to reality TV star and fashion designer."

What depresses me is this statement she made: "I've always loved books that I could lose myself in, ones that would transport me to another place, but had characters I could relate to..." She sees her life as one that other teenagers will relate to? This sounds a lot like the bad kind of fantasy—the fantasy that everyone can be rich and beautiful if they just want it badly enough.

And of course, she's 22 and has a book deal. That depresses me, too.




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jl_johnson
Sep. 14th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
Meh, don't frett. She's a 'reality star, and in two years everyone will be saying "Lauren who?", no matter what she writes. :D


karen_w_newton
Sep. 14th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
I guess time will tell on that one. I wonder if she's really writing them herself?
jl_johnson
Sep. 15th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
Who knows, but I have a feeling whether she did or not doens't matter, unless they're successful, she'll be a has'been and dropped like a hot potato.
stephdray
Sep. 14th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
Lets kill her.
karen_w_newton
Sep. 15th, 2008 11:51 am (UTC)
Sigh. I guess we would have lots of time to write in prison. -)
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