Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Little Hump Day Hilarity

Dan sent me a link from Time Magazine's TheNewsFeed last week that I just finally had a chance to check out--and boy, am I glad I did! Hilarity certainly ensued when I saw that someone published a book with blank pages...

Ever wonder what every man thinks about apart from sex? Apparently, the answer is quite simple: nothing. Or at least that's what author and comedian Sheridan Simove claims in his gripping book, What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex.

To demonstrate his position, Simove cunningly has filled the book with 200 blank pages. And even though you could say it is far from "well written", it's climbed the ranks of Amazon's charts to No. 744, and even outsold both Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. But who exactly is lapping up Simove's words of wisdom? Well, it turns out it's become a campus craze throughout Britain after a student at the University of Nottingham bought the book as a joke for her friend who brought it to class to take notes on.

Author Simove, a 39-year-old Oxford University psychology graduate, said he never expected his work to become a bestseller, but admitted his next project is a PhD on what women think about apart from sex. But let's face it, that might take him a whole decade to finish.

See the original article HERE
My question though--as funny as the concept may be, why on earth would anyone actually purchase it? Seems like an awful waste of money to me...

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I had a laugh over that article when we first read it. It's nice to see a fad like that benefit an author, if only to sell a blank book. When I was in college the fads weren't nearly so exciting, the biggest one I remember is some guys papering the campus with 69 cent stickers. Very original.