Wednesday, October 07, 2009

some wisdom from the publicity meeting

RtP: I really think Oprah would be interested in this book.

Publicist: Actually, this is a realistic meeting, Robert.

19 comments:

Aimee States said...

Hahaha...I need that kind of reminder about my life in general.

Ann Finkelstein said...

Thanks for the laugh.

Brian F. said...

Publicist shoots, Publicist scores!!!

Rachel said...

That was funny. :)

If the publicist hadn't interfered, would RtP led everyone in joining hands and singing kumbayah?

Bradley Robb said...

Last time I checked, reality was way overrated. The narrative is muddy, the dialogue is stilted and unoriginal, and the grammar?

(Moment of CAPTCHA irony - lostru, which is how Yoda phrases existential questions via text message.)

Anonymous said...

I am so stealing the publicist's line for my next meeting with a particular editor. LOVE.

Pamala Knight said...

LOL! I spit my tea out at this. It's nice to know that Robert dreams of Oprah just like the rest of us.

JEM said...

Oh, SNAP! Sick burn.

Amalia T. said...

Haha! It's nice to know that publishers dream big too :)

The Rejectionist said...

Precious!

Melanie Avila said...
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CKHB said...

It's not just the authors who do it! Hah!

Miriam S.Forster said...

Heehee...

Am I the only one who tends to avoid the books in Oprah's book club?

Empress Awesome said...

Well, you know, if it's about New Age people in Africa struggling to survive, there's no reason why she wouldn't want it.

Kate said...

Haha, pure genius from the publicist.

Jill Edmondson said...

Yes, of course Oprah is interested in this book... she is interested in any and all wonderful new writers and undiscovered talent... I know she is interested in my book, and your book, and his book, and she's just bought the movie rights for that person's book (and will produce said movie...)

Of course.

Thanks for a laugh, Jill
www.jilledmondson.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Aw bless!

Kate x

Lafreya said...

Can the Publicist please come and talk to my family and friends about how Oprah will not be knocking on my door to talk to me about my book:)

Crystal Posey said...

Hahahahaha.... good stuff.