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Stupid Oprah, I Can’t Believe She Didn’t List My Book!

Rusty - August 28, 2006

So I wrote a book about why our society needs more abuse. More spousal abuse, more emotional abuse, more substance abuse and more sexual abuse. I’ve pissed off just about every caring couple, happy marriage, loving parent out there. Even those who are striving for happiness and love are upset with my work. I love it.

But what I’m so upset about right now is that Oprah has denied my petition to be listed on her book list. And what really gets my goat is that I asked nicely…NICELY for heaven’s sake, isn’t that enough? I mean, who does she think she is, coming up with a list, making recommendations on which books would be good to read (if you’re looking for a specific kind of writing), becomes very successful and then actually turn a book down that she doesn’t agree with? That’s tantamount to censorship!! I have a RIGHT to be on that list and I’m going to call her self-righteous, corrupt and power-thirsty until she does it the way that I think she should.

Maybe I should pay her for her free services so then I can complain that I’m not getting my money’s worth and threaten to go elsewhere.

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  1. To be clear, I’m not comparing JD’s blog/podcast to a book on the need for more abuse. In fact I quite like his podcasts. I’m talking about attitudes.

    Comment by Rusty — August 28, 2006 @ 8:54 am

  2. Hey Rusty,

    I tried to be clear that it was more about the courtesy of letting me know, and know why, in conjunction with the delisting. At least a few of the folks on MA I consider to be friends. At least casual friends. I was surprised by the approach, and lack of friendly courtesy.

    I also tried to be REALLY clear that I support your right and need to moderate. I still do.

    And I think you all are swell guys. I just think the Internet tends to encourage (often unintentional) unpolite behavior at times (including mine).

    Comment by John Dehlin — August 28, 2006 @ 9:02 am

  3. John,
    Thanks for your comment. I can understand that you’d feel hurt from being delisted and not informed. If it happened the way you describe then that’s unfortunate. Jonathan is one of the most tactful, courteous guys in the nacle, I can guarantee he didn’t do it out of spite or malice. And I don’t even think the rest of us even knew about it. Hopefully this will help us be even more sensitive and timely when stuff like this happens.

    I’m also happy to know that you support the need for moderation. DKL (and the other guys on that post) clearly don’t share your view.

    And I think we all think you’re a swell guy as well and I love your podcasts. Keep up the great work.

    Comment by Rusty — August 28, 2006 @ 9:33 am

  4. To me this post seemed more a response to Tom Grover’s accusations at JD’s blog than to JD’s initial post.

    Comment by john f. — August 28, 2006 @ 10:58 am

  5. Hey John D,
    What’s up with having to log in to comment at your site. Now that’s censorship! :)

    Comment by Ronan — August 29, 2006 @ 2:05 am

  6. Oh I get it now. I was wondering what this was all about. I read John’s post much later than I read this one.

    Comment by Kim Siever — August 30, 2006 @ 8:43 am

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