Monday, August 28, 2006
Mary Magdalene's Offspring No Success As A Writer
"The Da Vinci Code" is silly; but at least it knows it's fiction. Writer Kathleen McGowan absurdly claimed SHE was "The Expected One," writing a "Da Vinci" like thriller, claiming to be the direct descendant of Mary Magdalene and the Big Guy, not bothering to offer the slightest proof and that having the gumption to insist she didn't want any publicity for it. (Then why mention it on a publicity tour?) Her publisher went along with the charade and USA Today did an unquestioning profile. Happily, her trashy book has dropped off the bestseller list after just a week or two despite a massive promotional push. Look for it at #25 and falling.