But I often find myself talking to snobby bookish people. (Heck, I AM a snobby bookish person, so it makes sense, right?) And inevitably if the topic comes up, they will sneer at Oprah's Book Club.
In this particular case the topic came up because I mentioned that I was reading Jonathan Franzen's latest book Freedom. Of course, Franzen famously expressed his ambivalence about being chosen for Oprah's Book Club when his book The Corrections was published. The Chicago deep-dish pizza hit the fan, things were ugly and chilly for a while, but now Oprah and Franzen are - by all appearances - bestest friends. Oprah chose Freedom for her book club last year, and Franzen was both relieved and grateful for it.