I actually had some interest in reading Jonathan Franzen’s novel The Corrections, that is, until I found out what a pretentious asshole he is. When his book was selected for Oprah’s book club he threw a hissy fit about the Oprah’s book club logo being slapped on the front and basically bemoaned the fact that his book would be exposed to people who weren’t smart enough to appreciate it. There are thousands of authors out there who would be ecstatic at the thought that millions of people would suddenly be interested in their book instead of thousands, but not this jerk. Franzen is the sort of snob who gives authors a bad name.