Friday 13 June 2008

Reason to be cheerful

Andrew Sullivan links to this item about the rise of 'misery lit'. But you read it about it here first. And Andrew is a bit behind the times in failing to mention the recent (and encouraging) decline in sales of what W.H.Smith categorises as 'tragic life stories'. As one publisher said: 'A number of the big publishers are now doing a book a month. Even the most miserable person in the world is being oversupplied by that volume'.  A cheerful thought for a Friday afternoon.

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