Saturday, September 15, 2012

I want Molly Ringwald's publicist!

Congratulations to Molly Ringwald's agent or publicist or whomever is responsible for her being ALL OVER THE PLACE.  I mean, does anyone who has access to any news or gossip source not know that she's written a novel about a mother and her kid and has thought about mothers and kids and wants to be a writer about mothers and kids and not just pretty in pink and.... Well, I confess that I stopped listening somewhere in the middle of the first of her umpteen interviews.  But, hey, getting a book -- any book which doesn't claim to reveal all about sleazy politics or sexual predation, which Ringwald's doesn't (it appears to be a perfectly mediocre first novel) -- is a notable accomplishment.

I thought about writing a letter to the editor, but that seemed unfair since I haven't read the book and don't particularly want to.  Nor do I want to sound like sour grapes when, actually, I'm impressed and hope other publishers can learn something about marketing their books from this full court press.  Not being of the Breakfast Club gen, tho, I'm probably out of luck.