NOW THAT'S FUNNY
Yes, it's true. Snooki is an author. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, star of TV's "Jersey Shore", has translated her guidette lifestyle — and her pouf — to the pages of a novel, just out this week. If you dare, you can meet her at a book signing next week.
"A Shore Thing" tells the story of two girls looking for summer fun Jersey style: guidos, clubbing and glowing tans. One character, "Gia" is clearly based on Snooki. In the book, Gia proclaims, "I love my body, especially my badonk."
Gia and her cousin, Bella (based on Jenni "JWoww" Farley) each find a ripped juicehead to hook up with, but with rivals, frenemies and slummers in the mix, can the two cousins stay close or will the bonds of friendship and family be torn asunder?
I'll admit it, I'm jealous. I've been trying to get a book deal for over a year. Maybe there's something wrong with my badonk.
Book deals for celebrities are nothing new, and Snooki's novel is not the only book from a Jersey Shore cast member. "Here's The Situation: A Guide to Creeping on Chicks, Avoiding Grenades, and Getting In Your GTL On The Jersey Shore", written by Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, is available on Amazon. There's also "Gym, Tanning, Laundry, The Official Jersey Shore Quote Book", which comes with a DVD.
Quotes and funny sayings are big with these Jersey Shore characters. As a matter of fact, The Situation tried to get his nickname trademarked earlier this year, and failed. I think he envisioned a whole line of clothing and accessories with "The Situation" on it, and perhaps some other of his choice phrases, like GTL, which stands for Gym Tan Laundry.
I don't mind if the guy gets famous for hooking up with girls, but when he starts talking about laundry, he's on my turf, and I'm annoyed. If anyone's getting famous for laundry, it should be me. I just did eight loads and I still can't find a clean pair of brown socks.
As the cult of personality continues to gain power in America, the personalities themselves are trying to cash in. You can't blame them. They are going to write books, they are going to have product lines, they are going to make personal appearances. What are they supposed to do, just sit on their badonk?
Pam Lobley writes the "Now That's Funny" column. Sign up for her mailing list at www.pamlobley.com.