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Mezrich Ranks Pop Culture’s Esteem for Writers

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Bookish interviewed bestseller Ben Mezrich in a discussion that raises a number of interesting discussion points.

When the discussion turns to the writer’s place in pop culture, Mezrich says that we’re at the very bottom.

“Writers are now the lowest on the totem pole; you’ve got actors, directors, sports stars, chefs and, at the bottom, authors.”

He goes on to detail a possible explanation for this situation, but what do you think? Why aren’t authors bigger pop culture figures than we currently see today?