I strolled into a Barnes & Noble a few days ago and glanced at the selections on one of those common-themed tables near the front. This particular display seemed to be showcasing the most exciting new diet and "wellness" titles. (Question: When did we switch from the perfectly accurate term "health" to the fancier "wellness?" I'm sure some very serious person with a Ph.D in a non-subject like "educational linguistics" came up with it and presented it at a conference in Orlando, at which point his colleagues all nodded gravely and thought they'd better get onboard.)
Here are three of the most prominently-displayed titles. Please rank these fellows in order of creepiness:
This Basedow guy's been on the Grotto before:
This guy likes to wear a little bit of tasteful eye makeup:
This guy likes to promote an image of "Hey, I work hard and exercise and eat well, but I'm also laid-back, cool, and relaxed, as you can tell by my comfortable yet attractive skin-tight shirt."
And then this poor guy had a book on a nearby table (yes, it's a dude):