Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Joan Rivers Handcuffed Herself to a Costco Shopping Cart
Since the wholesale chain will not sell her latest book — they object to a word that we're pretty sure is pussy on the back cover — Rivers rolled up to a Burbank, California, Costco (with camera crew) and started selling copies herself. Then the cops showed up and escorted her out, because that is what happens when you stage a publicity stunt in Costco.