A tale of two books for women

As my father used to say, “you have to laugh or you’d cry”.

A wall of used copies of Fifty Shades of Grey in a London op shop:



And a review of a collection of essays in the spirit of “Eat, Pray Love”, which suggests that even women are getting tired of women.




4 responses to this post.

  1. Ha ha ha. And each with their own unique aroma, I’m sure. New book smell (but unfortunately not “writing”) totally replaced by something a little more . . . inspiring.


  2. Posted by Glengarry on March 27, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Give them a few weeks more and they can build a spanking room.


  3. Eat, Pray, Love was about a woman’s search for self. The whole point of the book was to get in touch with your own spirit and find out what works for you. The author has been questioned on daytime television in the US by white, middle class bored housewives who say they did exactly what the book told them and still didn’t find happiness. Only problem was, they took the book literally and did everything the book said and not what it was saying – to follow your own spirit.

    There is a whole industry now around the eat, pray, love theme where white, middle class, bored housewives go on tours and do the exact journey the author mentioned. The shallowness of it all is astounding.

    And then we have 50 shades which is about a sexual dynamic the author knows nothing about, incredibly badly written, to boot.


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