Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lauren Conrad FAIL

 If you want a lesson on how to alienate your readership, just ask Lauren Conrad.

A video was posted earlier today that shows her taking apart a book to turn it into a "crafty" fake book. Something that readers, naturally, will not enjoy. It baffles me that anyone thought this was a good idea, let alone a good enough idea to post and publicize.

GalleyCat gives us more:
Reality television star and author Lauren Conrad earned 1,848 dislikes on YouTube for a craft video showing her fans how to chop up books and create a storage space using dissected book spines.

UPDATE: The video has since been removed.

In the video, Conrad calmly dismantled a copy of A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket to create a “Bookshelf Box”–what do you think of her project?

Here’s more from her site: “In this episode of Crafty Creations I’ll be showing you a clever and resourceful way to recycle old, used books into a unique storage space … I love this DIY because it’s a great solution for stowing away unsightly items that may be lurking on your shelves—remotes, chargers, etc.”

Conrad (pictured, via) has published multiple bestsellers with HarperCollins, including:  L.A. Candy, Sweet Little Lies and Sugar and Spice. 

The author also launched her own book club, currently reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn with her fans. (Via Writers Digest & BuzzFeed)

See the original post HERE


  1. It doesn't anger me, but I'd never do that to one of my precious books.

  2. Yeah--ditto. I'm not angry, per se. But I do think if you're an author and you make a big splash about taking apart books to make FAKE books, you are being a total moron. LOL :-p