Friday, 17 December 2010

I would read this book.....

I'd still love someone to pay me to write a book called Famous People You've Never Heard Of, a cultural history of that soon-to-be extinct phenomenon. (There was a time, for example, when the name "Albert Schweitzer" was internationallyy synonymous with philanthropy; eventually that name became "Mother Teresa" instead and Schweitzer is largely forgotten. How, exactly, did that happen?)

So today, investing in fame is like investing in gold, except in a world where a gold standard still applied. Fame is the new "Owning your own home" or "Buy land: God's not making any more of it."

I hope one day Kathy writes it.