So there I was, poised to ridicule the Guiding Light fans who have propelled fictional tell-all Oakdale Confidential onto The New York Times’ best-seller list. (The book has been woven into the plot of the soap as characters try to unmask the anonymous author.) Then I realized that Lost’s hard-cover counterpart, woven into the content of The Hanso Foundation site, sits three notches above Oakdale Confidential on this week’s list. Anyone who read last month’s Lost post knows that I am an inveterate Lostie, sometimes to my grammatical detriment. And while foaming at the mouth over Lost may be trendier than doing the same over Guiding Light, I can’t really sit in judgment of the GL fans. After all, when I first heard of Bad Twin, my only thought was—“IwantitIwantitIwantit.” What a fantastic way to placate fans until next season. Happy summer reading.
—Posted by Deanna Zammit