nightmares-in-publishing

The Stunt Book Trend Must Die

Emily · 05/16/07 05:08PM

Hey, wasn't it kooky and wild when A.J. Jacobs wrote a book about the year he spent reading the entire Encyclopedia Brittanica? Or when Maria Dahvana Headley chronicled the wacky year she spent saying "yes" to everyone who asked her out on a date? Or when that 'No Impact' guy and his wife decided to go a year without toilet paper and spices so that he'd be able to sell a book about it? If your answers are "kinda," "maybe" and "definitely not," you'll be extra-psyched about the latest would-be entry into this burgeoning category: a book proposal by a Denver Post reporter (pictured) who had sex with his wife every day for 100 days.