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Even the Big Guys Do It

But it doesn’t make it right, of course. Harry Hurt III reviewed Suze Orman’s latest get rich book by opening with an ad hominen attack of Orman’s looks:

There are many things more flammable than the subject of mammon and women, but most of them come in steel canisters stamped ‘hazardous materials.’ Among the substances that need hazmat warning labels are the liquid that bronzes Suze Orman’s hair, the paste that whitens her teeth for her publicity photographs and her latest financial advice manual, Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny.

I hestitate to throw the whole mysogonistic label out there having not read much (none) of ol’ Harry’s reviews before. I hope the next book review of, say, Robert Kiyosaki, is treated with the same disrespect. How about “Kiyosaki’s Asian background makes his advice relevant only to the short rice eating crowd.”

Via Galley Cat.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

One Comment

  1. Emily
    Mar 30, 2007 @ 13:32:14

    I don’t see that as attacking her innate lookes, but the way she chooses to present herself. But by setting it up with “mammon and women” his makes his own misogynist lens visible, regardless.

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