Yes! LC is back in the news! Ya heard she went all Edward Scissorhands on Snicket, yes?
Behold this awesome photo I threw together in library school using Microsoft Word, cut and paste and alotta heart (I don’t have Photoshop, obvs).
It’s not the kind of thing I should probably admit publicly, but I have seen every single episode of Laguna Beach, The Hills and The City. We all have our vices.
Okay, full disclosure: I also own a Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s white blazer. That I wore today (seriously). But it was a cute outfit! I’m going to go take a picture of it right now to prove it to you.
I have a deep and complex love/hate relationship with Lauren Conrad that is mostly hate. I used to tweet about it a lot way back in ’09. Even Heidi and Spencer were following me for awhile (if you don’t know who those people are, you are richer for it). I also wrote an unnecessarily long paper about Lauren Conrad and transmedia in library school. This involved having to read L.A. Candy. Thankfully only the first book of the trilogy was out at the time.
When I was researching the paper, I read a lot about Lauren’s views on writing. I got to thinking afterwards – who is the antithesis of Lauren Conrad when it comes to words of wisdom on writing for young people? The answer is Katherine Paterson. Duh. And this blog post was born.
The most annoying thing about Lauren Conrad is not the fact that she cut up perfectly good books. The most annoying thing about her is that she seems to take herself really seriously as a writer. She talks about her “process” and all this other nonsense when she is really a celebrity with a ghost writer. I think that, when you are a reality television start turned author, you either have to own up to the fact about that you have a ghostwriter and/or formally acknowledge them (a la Hilary Duff) or be so drunk and crazy all the time that you never talk about your own book seriously (a la Snookie)
So let’s make fun of Lauren for being a pretentious wannabe writer.
Then you can make fun of me for buying a Lauren Conrad blazer.
Then we will all get what we deserve.