Skip to comments.Alisa Mau-Maus Oprah Winfrey
Posted on 09/29/2005 12:29:20 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
So, any of you catch the hilarious op-ed in the NY Times today? The one where the author, upon hearing that Oprah has re-ignited her book club to include living authors again, basically begs to be on the show?
Sounded familiar. Sadly familiar. This is me: "Please, Oprah! Pleeeeezzzzeee!"
Yup. I've written to Oprah a few times. ... I've told her about following my heart to success. About putting my brother through school so he could follow his heart, too. About the sales of the book. The movie deal with Jlo and Laura Ziskin. The TV deal at Lifetime. About how, even though my books are called "fluffy beach reading" in the media ... All the braggy nonsense. Still no response. Just eerie Oprah silence...
Oprah hates me.
Don't know why, exactly. ... But I suspect Oprah's reason is simple and has something to do with my last name. A lot to do with my last name. See, when the media frame national ethnicity in terms of "new largest minority" it tends to make blacks feel like Hispanics are running them out of town. Oprah likes to put herself on every single cover of her magazine. I suspect she's a proud woman who likes being No. 1. I suspect the idea that Hispanics are the No. 1 largest minority in America does not please Oprah.
I might be paranoid. I might be stupid. ... But, you know, you have to think that if a young(ish) African American author made the cover of Time as one of the 25 most influential African Americans in the nation, Oprah would probably have her on the show. ...
Or at least return calls from her publisher.
Just a theory. Oprah loves black people. They make up a much larger portion of her ...
(Excerpt) Read more at alisavaldesrodriguez.blogspot.com ...
This is NOT the way to get invited onto the Oprah Winfrey show.
Is Alisa nuts? Geesh, a movie deal with JLo? Kiss of box office death...maybe Oprah would invite her if she was working with a serious actress.
Not after that letter.
Believe it or not, there are some things out there that are worse than J-Lo.
J-Lo and Ben Affleck.
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