The cover shown with this post is not a joke. It's a real book entitled The Truth About Chuck Norris: 400 Facts About the World's Greatest Human. I hadn't heard about this one till I read this news story from Reuters today. Thinking it was a novelty title few people had heard about, I looked it up on Amazon and was stunned to see it is currently ranked #86 for all books!
Walker, Texas Ranger only exists in the land of reruns but the world is apparently infatuated with "mythical facts" about the show's star. I could see this working as a website or an article in Mad magazine, but a book?! All year long we've been hearing that fewer and fewer adults are reading books. Shouldn't we be equally disturbed that one like this is doing so well? I love sarcasm and humor as much as the next guy, but who's buying this crap?!
P.S. -- I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. After all, I see The Secret is still in the top 25 on Amazon! Wow. P.T. Barnum was right.