Another Award! JKR Meets “Obama Girl”

Ms. Rowling has won another Celebrity Newsmaker Award from the MSM! I think her placement at the end of the list means (1) she is the most important women newsmaker, (2) the least important on this list, or (3) the most/least like Hilary Clinton, the first woman profiled — but I cannot tell which one it is.

Is anyone keeping track of the year end awards for which she hasn’t been nominated? I don’t remember her name being mentioned in the run-up to the selection of the Heisman Trophy winner. Anything else she’s missed out on?


  1. JohnABaptist says

    Is she campaigning for the Iowa Caucuses?

  2. Well, USA Today chose Deathly Hallows as Book of the Year. That should help sales pick up.

  3. John Says:

    December 28th, 2007 at 9:20 pm
    Well, USA Today chose Deathly Hallows as Book of the Year. That should help sales pick up.

    Indeed it should. Why, with any luck the after-Christmas sales of Deathly Hallows should exceed the combined total sales for the New York Times’ 10 Best Books for 2007:

    I haven’t even HEARD of any of these books, or their authors either (except for the book about the Supreme Court, which did go briefly past my radar). But then, I’m not an intelleckshual.

  4. says

    Well, of the eleven spots mentioned, I recognized the names of Sen. Clinton, Benazir Bhutto, and Ms. Rowling. Whatever your politics, these three are (were in the case of Ms. Bhutto) undoubtably influential. After reading the captions, there was one other I’d heard of (Elisabeth Hasselbeck). My word, I must live in an intelleckshual wasteland. Helen, I’m in full agreement with your sentiment.

  5. Arabella Figg says

    I only looked at a couple others on the list previous to JKR and was flabbergasted–an Indian model who made People’s Most Beautiful list? Tina Fey? Who will these women be in 50 years?

    Shaking my head in wonder.

    I just finshed the current issue of EW, and did read one book on Jennifer Reese’s nonfiction list (hadn’t read or heard of ones on her fiction list), which I highly recommend for your own protection–How Doctors Think by Dr. Jerome Groopman. However, Stephen King put DH as #7.

    If it makes anyone feel better, HP got Most Magical Finale (books). And The Golden Compass got The Sorry, You’re No Harry Potter Award in films.

    Kitties are never sorry for anything but they love those of any intelleckshualality…

  6. Arabella Figg says

    I must have been stupified…I meant intelledkshu…intelleckshoo… it!

    Howliony is giving me a look…

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