Maybe I travel in a small circle, but is the world looking for a cookbook that instructs readers how to end up looking like Robin Quivers?
Does the publisher really think there are readers out there who are looking to spend good money so that they can buy a book featuring a diet that will allow them to be just as fat,
bald, lethargic (some would say listless and shiftless) and sickly as Robin Quivers?
Unless you're one of the 11,421 subscribers to Howard Stern's Sirius radio show, you probably don't know who Robin (affectionately known as "Blobbin") Quivers is
Blobbin is the "newswoman" on the Stern Show. Calling Blobbin a "newswoman" is a real stretch. Essentially, she reads the headlines from the NY Post and NY Daily News. If questioned
on the particulars of a story, she will often stammer some answer that makes no sense, like "Who is Pon?" (Listeners to Stern's show also know Quivers as the "radio personality"
who insists that the passengers of the two planes that hit the World Trade Center were "cowards.")
"The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life" has an interesting history. After finishing the book, "Blobbin" found out that she had a "grapefuit-sized tumor" (thankfully there are no
recipes in the book featuring "grapefruit-sized tumors") which forced her to be a "newswoman" from home using an ISDN line rather than in the Sirius' studio. It turned out that the tumor was
in fact cancerous and Blobbin has been out of the studio now for over 15 months and counting
So, once again, the Publisher needs to be asked, Why publish a cookbook promoting "healthy" recipes when the author of said cookbook is overweight, balding, and battling cancer? Can the
Publisher assure us that if we do follow the recipe for Blobbin Quivers "Green Drink," we won't gain weight, go bald, , get lazy, get a big old grapefruit-sized cancerous tumor, or, worst of all,
start befuddedly wondering, "Who is Pon?"
I bought this book but I cannot recommend it.