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Cookbook Ghostwriting

2012-03-18 21:29:02.42826+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

NY Times: "I was a cookbook ghostwriter"

Seems like a cultural trend is that we're recognizing people for being famous. Their skills are often entirely outsourced, what matters in terms of money-making ability is their ability to garner press. Total disconnect between ability to produce things and remuneration.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-03-19 14:51:21.365246+00 by: petronius

Prime example: Martha Stewart. I once saw her show where she was cooking with Betty White. As she described the recipe, Martha poured in pre-measured ingredients from little bowls. Stewart then said the recipe was really quite simple and White replies, "Well, of course its easy when all the stuff is already in these cute little bowls!" Martha gave her a look that would have killed a small animal, and pressed on.