Why Gawker Sucks
Not only is it snarky, it's snobby. Here
the editors of Gawker express their amazement on seeing "this middle-aged woman—we'd describe her as, um, secretarial—with her face shoved in a book."
The book was James Frey's memoir of drug addiction, A Million Little Pieces
Writes Gawker, "We didn’t quite believe what we saw; this woman was, after all, sporting a nicely teased helmet head and conservative Easy Spirit flats."
But then it's all explained for Gawker's fearless sleuth, who peers closer and sees that the book bears the seal of Oprah's Book Club
Um...Gawker? People have been reading books they might not otherwise have read for years because of Oprah. That's kind of the point.
Even if they happen to fit your stereotype of secretaries....