Saturday, March 11, 2006

This may explain a thing or two. Or ten. Or...

Not sure why it never occurred to me to check this before, but Amazon lists no fewer than 37 individual "Dr. Marilyn Barry"s in its "people" directory, almost all of which are from Minneapolis, MN, and each and every one of which, astonishingly, carries its own discrete "real name" (!!) reviewer identity. (There are also five other "Marilyn Barry"s who may or may not be our "Marilyn Barry," so I'm not counting them as part of the mix for now.) Inasmuch as I tend to doubt that 37 separate "Dr. Marilyn Barry"s just happened to settle in Minneapolis, MN--especially when not one of them has a listed phone--I'm left wondering who or what this person is, why he or she felt such subterfuge was necessary, and what is the precise relationship of all this to our friend Dr. Phil McGraw. ("Barry" apparently was reviewing books before we started tracking his/her/its efforts here on SHAMblog, but never with the single-minded vengeance shown re Love Smart.)

So...

Hey! Dr. Marilyn Barry of Minneapolis...if you're out there...please get in touch. We'd love to hear your story...

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