The Help. It's a very hyped book and movie. It's got mass appeal. It's not the kind of book I'd pick up. I mean, I have EM Forster's Maurice in my purse and I'm re-reading Sputnik Sweetheart in the vague hope that I'll finally understand it.
I don't read mass appeal books.
But there I was at Walmart, staring at a pile of these books, and I thought, "You know, if there was a place to buy this book, it's here." And I picked it up. I didn't even feel embarrassed when I got to the cash. It was all OK. I was buying a book. At Walmart.
I also bought my favourite recycled toilet paper.