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Sandra Lee Writes A Novel...

Gio Mar 25, 2013 01:24 PM

This ought to be good....

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001...

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    HillJ RE: Gio Mar 25, 2013 01:44 PM

    Perhaps SL is now following in the busy footsteps of The Pioneer Woman (tv food shows, blog, several cookbooks, one romance novel, two children's books)...can a few SL children's books be far behind? Even the "rugged" man in their lives..

    1. NE_Wombat RE: Gio Mar 25, 2013 04:47 PM

      Well, she's buying 95% of crappy novel ingredients, assembling them, and putting it in a festive book cover.

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        sr44 RE: Gio Mar 25, 2013 06:05 PM

        I admire her gritty exit from poverty, but I don't find her food or fiction options appealing.

        1. C. Hamster RE: Gio Mar 26, 2013 09:52 AM

          Her "autobiography" was partially fiction, so she has some experience. Hopefully she'll use the same childlike ghost-writer.

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            EWSflash RE: C. Hamster Mar 30, 2013 06:36 PM

            Really? What parts?

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              pamf RE: EWSflash Mar 31, 2013 02:47 PM

              I wouldn't necessarily call it "fiction" but the whole thing was a one-sided recount of all the people and circumstances that had done her wrong in her life and how she was a victim and a survivor, blah, blah, blah.

              I don't feel sorry for her, her life was not that more difficult than what most people encounter.

              Her mother suffered from some sort of illness/depression/addiction (it was never clear which) that caused problems. But there were grandparents and other relatives that were there to help her. Someone paid for her to go to college, until she dropped out because "it wasn't fun anymore".

              Her Kurtain Kraft business failed and she dropped it. Then she had an affair with her married boss and he left his wife and children for her. That's how she got her connections to the media world. That's what is in her "autobiography".

          2. Withnail42 RE: Gio Mar 26, 2013 12:24 PM

            One can only imagine how she'll decorate the table at the book launch.

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              LindaWhit RE: Withnail42 Mar 31, 2013 06:31 AM

              I broke out laughing at the title of this thread, and then again at your post, Withnail. ;-)

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              kdlalib RE: Gio Mar 27, 2013 07:05 PM

              Oh, good God. Out of morbid curiosity, I might check it out from the library. Sandra Lee is like a carwreck for me. I want to look away, but I can't.

              1. joharkins RE: Gio Mar 29, 2013 07:28 AM

                I'm not a fan of her cooking, and who knows if this will even be any good, but the woman has worked hard! Its hard for me to say but i think she deserves everything she has, she has come a long way!

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                  beevod RE: Gio Mar 29, 2013 07:35 AM

                  Hope it's better than Rowling's

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                    4X4 RE: Gio Mar 29, 2013 07:52 AM

                    This reminds me of this story from The Onion:

                    www.theonion.com/.../jessica-simpson-...

                    1. Gio RE: Gio Mar 31, 2013 05:28 AM

                      "Ellen Archer, President and Publisher of Hyperion, acquired World rights" ... to a "five-book deal - comprising two cookbooks focusing on healthful, quick-scratch meals, an entertaining/lifestyle book, and two novels"

                      "Sandra Lee is a creative force of nature," said Archer. "We are thrilled to be publishing her cooking and entertainment books, and are looking forward to expanding her brand to fiction, adding a new genre to her impressive repertoire, and introducing her to a whole new audience."

                      http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/20...

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                        Withnail42 RE: Gio Apr 1, 2013 06:30 AM

                        Isn't her thing that she he doesn't do 'scratch meals'?

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                          Gio RE: Gio Apr 1, 2013 06:33 AM

                          [shrugs] perhaps she's branching out... turning a new leaf...

                        2. Antilope RE: Gio Mar 31, 2013 08:19 PM

                          The Case of the Curious Can Opener?

                          1. Withnail42 RE: Gio Apr 2, 2013 08:28 AM

                            For 'some' reason this theory came to mind: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite...

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