So I commence my usual tour of MSN and Yahoo today only to be greeted with the news that Tyra Banks--supermodel, reality star, narcissist--signed a three novel deal with Random House. You can read an article on it here.
I only have two points here. Paradoxically, they are contradictory yet valid at the same time...hmmmm.....
1. Really? Beauty and fame aren't enough for you? You need to infringe on the land of people who have been honing their craft for years, writing and rewriting with such tenacity mingled with self-doubt that it would drive anyone mad? Really? And you are going to call the first novel Modelland? (Interesting side note: the article pronounces the title for us. Thanks, CNN. *snicker) I think I'm going to spew my cookie dough ice cream. I'm sickened.
2. Hm. Modelland? I'm infinitely interested in knowing exactly what is going to happen in this fantasy land that blends "magic and fierceness"! Is Miss J going to be there? Will I be able to listen to snarky (love that word) fashion photogs and model hanger-ons? Will I love this as much as I love Top Model and the blatant display of self-love and I-am-better-than-you-ness? Will I love it?!
Overall, I am so torn that I don't know what to do with myself. But something in my gut tells me it's not going to be good. And my gut is substantial and generally truthful. I'm going to listen to it. ;)