Sunday, May 16, 2010

Celebrity writers

CBS Sunday Morning had a Mo Rocca segment today on comedians and actors who perform dramatic readings of celebrity writing in a New York theater show called Celebrity Autobiography.

The writing used in the show is so bad you wonder how it managed to get published. The autobiographies were all ego, no eloquence. How could it be this bad with ghost writers and editors in on it?

The worst writing that was presented, hands down (pun intended) was from "Touch Me," a collection of poetry from Suzanne Somers (analyzed among other celebrity poets in a 2008 Huffington Post article). Here's an excerpt:

1 comment:

Mohamed Mughal said...

My wife and I watched this segment while having a late Sunday morning breakfast. Hilarious!

Even more hilarious (and thought-provoking) for those of us who write - THIS IS WHAT GETS PUBLISHED! :)