Earlier this weekend, the New York Observer broke the news that two recent Harvard graduates had sold a satirical book about Facebook to Hary N. Abrams Inc for around $50,000. The book is going to be entirely made up of “jokes, anecdotes, and ‘fanciful stories.'” I am definitely going to be one of the first people to purchase this book. It shows how Facebook has rapidly become a cultural icon since their explosive growth began a little less than a year ago. According to the Observer:
Mr. Lushing, an alumnus of the Harvard Lampoon, said the book will be made up of short, abstract humor pieces not unlike the kind that have historically shown up in the Lampoon. â€œThe best metaphor,â€ he said, â€œwould be if the Lampoon had done a Facebook number.â€
Sounds like a great coffee table book!