Site not look beautiful? Click here

Turning down Oprah

Image
It’s Oprahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Photo: RON WURZER/AP Images

My new book drops in two months. It’s called Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners, and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas. Essentially, it’s A Tale of Two Cities, but with fewer cities and more photos.

Now, a lot of local literati have criticized my decision to not appear on Oprah to promote my book. There’s been a lot of speculation as to why I won’t go on the show, and I’d like to take this opportunity to set the record straight:

-Am I afraid of getting “the James Frey treatment”? Of course not. Have you seen what the James Frey treatment did for James Frey’s book sales? Through the roof.

Like a Tale of Two Cities, only with fewer cities.

-Am I “pulling a Jonathan Franzen”? Please! That Franzen guy is a hack. I can’t even remember the last time he published a book.*

Does my refusal to appear on the show have anything to do with Oprah expressing no interest whatsoever in having me on her show? Nope.

Here’s the deal: I’m holding out for Bonnie Hunt.**

*Editor’s Note: 2 months and 6 days ago.

**Alternative punch line: “Here’s the deal: I’m a racist.”

Share
Photo of Rick Lax

Rick Lax

Rick wrote the books Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners, and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas and Lawyer ...

Get more Rick Lax

Commenting Policy

Previous Discussion:

  • If you want to see a movie about what the magic industry’s truly like, Desperate Acts of Magic is the film for you.

  • I went as Gaston, and in the process, I learned that quite a few people have serious Beauty and the Beast fetishes.

  • What does Vegas get right and wrong about its Italian counterparts?

  • Get More Cleverboy Stories
Top of Story