If you know me personally, then you’ve probably heard me excessively encourage others to read ‘The Game.’ The book is often pitched as a how-to guide, teaching men how to pick-up women, but it’s much more than that. It’s a book about the psychology of women, and it helps men have the courage to approach women without looking pathetic. I read it on a whim, and I thought I would laugh at its inaccuracy and its misogynistic undertones. But the truth is — it’s dead on accurate. If men want to understand how to get out of their own way when they like a woman, then they should read it, and if women want to understand why they often act like such bitches around nice men — then they should read it too. So you can imagine my happiness when I heard that it’s finally going to be adapted to the big screen. Congratulations, Mr. Strauss. You deserve it.
My friend invited me to Jenny O.’s performance last night at Diane Von Furstenberg’s store, and I embarrassingly canceled at the last minute to attend the Paley Center’s American Idol panel. I’m told by my drummer friends that Jenny O. was very good. Watch the video below and judge for yourself. It’s excellent.
Cyndi Lauper appeared on Howard Stern and revealed that she’s co-writing a book. I would like to give Cyndi major props for foregoing the “ghost writer” route. Celebrities often pen memoirs with co-writers, and the co-writer goes unmentioned in an effort to portray the celebrity as an actual writer. I’ve made it clear time and time again that I am majorly against doing so. “Ghost-writing” is just a fancy form of plagiarism, and it’s also incredibly selfish not to credit someone that helped your success. A great example of this is Neil Strauss, who became extremely well-known after writing Motley Crue’s story, ‘The Dirt.’ Why not afford other writers that same opportunity? I imagine Strauss would not have stood for the ghost-writing suggestion, but if he was given the same opportunity in the current climate of writing – who knows. I think writers these days are just happy to have a paycheck, so they don’t mind having their name left off the byline. It’s time to bring an end to this though. And I’m happy to report that Cindy Lauper agrees.