Maybe she’s fucking with him.
The Oprah selected The Corrections for her book club too. But he expressed reservations about being picked by such a popular celebrity and she kicked him out of her club, dis-invited him from her dinner. That was nine years ago. We imagine she’s been anxiously waiting to pick his next book. We imagine her people calling Franzen’s people and Franzen’s people telling him, “You will sit down, you will smile, you will answer the questions she asks, and then you will shut your fucking mouth. Oh, and you’ll bring her a gift as well. Something big and golden.”
Maybe she’ll burn Franzen at the stake this Friday at 3:00 CDT.
Maybe we’ll watch that show.