16 August 2005

Author unaware of own book


Who would have thunk it? This woman has never read a book ‘in her life’.

The Age yesterday alerted us to this fact. It also alerted me to the fact that Victoria Beckham is apparently also an author, which is quite an achievement when you think about it. Talk about the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing!

As the Age’s links time-out after a week, I thought I’d post it all here.

Posh's book boast
August 15, 2005 - 12:14PM

Victoria Beckham says she has never read a book.

Former Spice Girl singer Victoria Beckham, the wife of England soccer captain David, has confessed she has never read a book.

Despite struggling for a hit record for some time, Victoria Beckham said she never had a spare moment to leaf through anything more challenging than fashion magazines.

The Sunday Mirror newspaper revealed the shock admission after seeing a forthcoming edition of high society magazine Chic.

The confession is all the more startling given that it would appear to include her own autobiography, Learning to Fly, and that of her husband, My Side.

"I haven't read a book in my life. I haven't got enough time. I prefer to listen to music, although I do love fashion magazines," she was quoted as saying.

- AFP

We should initiate some sort of award for this sort of thing. Maybe it can be called the ‘Elle MacPherson Award for Services to Illiteracy’, in honour of Elle’s remarkable claim several years ago that she thought it improper to read words she had not written herself. Keep fighting the good fight, girls.

Thanks are due to Freeway 9 for this little bit of joy.

2 comments:

Not the 6 o'clock news said...

If she reads (flicks through) only fashion magazines, she should know that bras are considered underwear, they should be worn under wear.

Perhaps, I'm just getting old....

I am the Queen of F*%&ING EVERYTHNG...OK!! said...

I agree about the award I thought it to be very very bad form for Elle to make that comment esp in a interview such as 60 Minutes. Perhaps " The NeverNever Read Award"??