Friday, October 19, 2007

Money Talks and Bullshit Walks

Jessica Seinfeld, the comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s wife, has a hot best seller with “Deceptively Delicious,” a cookbook for parents of picky eaters. Ms. Seinfeld’s celebrity and an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” have helped propel the book to the No. 1 spot on the hardcover Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous list in The New York Times, where it will make its debut a week from Sunday.


“The Sneaky Chef” by Missy Chase Lapine, who is not a celebrity, also suggests that parents purée healthy foods like spinach and sweet potatoes and hide them in childhood favorites like macaroni and cheese or brownies. A week from Sunday it will be No. 9 on the paperback Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous list.

Apparently, Ms. Lapine was shopping the book around for a few years before a teeny little publishing company picked it up around the same time that Seinfeld's book was picked up.

A while ago I talked about Oprah's statement that there is no such thing as "luck"...and I'm starting to see her point.
Maybe there is no such thing as luck...only nepotism, cronyism, fame and money that puts you "in the right place at the right time" and maybe this kind of thing is the "...preparation" that meets "the moment of opportunity".

Lapine's problem?
Not having access to Oprah, not being connected to fame, or both.

on another note:

When is choosing to be a single mom ever a good idea?
Apparently, it is now.

I'll tell you what...
How about you think about the future human you'll be bringing into the world rather than your own biological clock and desire to have children?

To quote Chris Rock (watch the video here):
"Sure a woman can do it alone...and I could probably drive my car with my feet, but that doesn't make it a good idea".