Today Show: Snooki Trumps Newbery, Caldecott
Posted by: Courtney Jones
In case you need more proof that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is a monster and must be stopped, she’s written a book. She wanted to surprise everyone by writing fiction. Don’t get too excited, A Shore Thing is basically a novelization of her life, with plenty of GTL* for everyone. To add insult to injury, the Today Show bumped Clare Vanderpool and Erin Stead, the winners of the Newbery and Caldecott medals, to interview Ms. Polizzi. It’s epic. Matt Lauer asks her to define “badonk”** and looks like he hates himself.
“The ALA Youth Media Awards have had a spot on the Today Show for more than a decade, and while not being on this year was a disappointment for ALA members and book lovers across the country, we hope the Today Show can find room for us in the future.”
So what do Snooki’s fans and other Jersey Shore enthusiasts think? For that insight, we turn to our resident reluctant Jersey Shore devotee, reference blogger, and librarian-in-training, Annie McCormick:
“I think if Snooki has the power to get the masses to read, to read anything at all, it’s a step in the right direction. But…people aren’t even reading the dang book.”
Yep, fans are purchasing the book, but they don’t intend to read it. You can see the hilarious (read: soul-crushing) video from Snooki’s book signing here, where someone says their favorite author, aside from Snooki, is Justin Bieber.
* That’s “gym, tan, laundry” for those of you not up on your Jersey Shore parlance.
** Butt, booty, tuchus