OK there are a lot of things that are laughable in our culture. One laughable headline I saw tonight is that Paris Hilton is publishing a memoir. It will be 184 pages long, so, frankly, they must be using wide margins and big font. I just don’t understand why she’s become such a celebrity. She is an heiress and suddenly pops up in reality TV, etc. What could possibly be interesting about her memoir – at her age?!? (Didn’t Brittany Spears put out a book too?).
In our media saturated, celebrity-worship culture I guess people just want to get maximum explosure while they can. But, seriously, who is going to read it? One interesting phenomenon in our society is that of people who are famous just because, well, just because they’re famous. I just don’t get it.