Thursday, March 02, 2006

And a very strange day on Amazon draws to a close.

All the reviewers' names seem to be back up, associated with their respective reviews (see previous post).

UPDATE, Saturday, March 4. Well, it appears that "Barbara Rose, PhD, Born to Inspire" has become the official reviewer for all major self-help releases. She has long enjoyed "spotlight" prominence on Love Smart, of course, and is now accorded similar status on Wayne Dyer's (insipid) new book, Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling, currently No. 1 on Amazon. For a time she was also a spotlight reviewer on Deborah Tannen's (interesting but way overhyped) new book, You're Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation... You still want to argue that this is all just coincidence?

Another random thought re "Marilyn Barry": How, in the most current incarnation of her familiar review, does she manage to sustain a "positive feedback ranking" of 11 out of 12 votes--when I personally know at least two people, in different states, who gave the February 26 review a thumbs-down?

And finally, in the category of "author/blogger pathetically trying to whet his readers' appetite": Major post coming tomorrow! Hope we can get a good discussion going.

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