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Sometimes, this is where my brain goes…

This little line in Publishers Lunch brought a whole picture springing to my mind:
The Wrap notes that a number of editors are auditioning before Britney Spears as she shops her book program via Mel Berger and Jennifer Rudolph Walsh at William Morris.
I’m imagining a dingy corridor outside a rehearsal space, maybe somewhere near NYU. In the hall, a line of publishers going over their monologues, practicing scales, and doing a little step-ball-change in shiny new tap shoes. Inside the room, Britney sits at a table covered with headshots and publishers’ catalogues, saying, “Thanks, that’s enough,” as another editor gives it her all and hopes to make it big.
I’m sure it’s not like that at all.
But the funny thing about celebrity books is how the tables do get turned, and it’s not necessarily about authors hoping an editor wants to buy their book, so much as it is editors hoping an author will accept their offer. And sometimes the losers ending up being winners, when they don’t have to pony up giant piles of cash for a book that never earns out its monstrous advance.
Still, it must be nice, huh?
Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch…
Again…Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch… Right!
That connects with turn, turn out In touch, step,
Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch…
Got it? Going on…

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