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Oprah's 'Don't Buy This Book' club

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Oprah_lDid anyone happen to catch Oprah yesterday? She spoke with Fred and Kim Goldman — father and sister of the late Ron Goldman — and Denise Brown, sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson, about the publishing of O.J. Simpson’s memoir, If I Did It. (Pictured, left to right, are Fred and Kim Goldman, Oprah Winfrey, and Simpson prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden. Brown appeared separately, in a taped segment.)

The host was very straightforward about her thoughts on the book: “I am not pretending that this forum, this television show, doesn’tsell books,” Oprah said. “That’s what we do, you know? We promotepeople’s books. I don’t want to be in the position to promote this bookbecause I, too, think it’s despicable…. I’m all for it being published,but I personally wouldn’t want to be in a position to encourage peopleto buy this book.”

Now that Oprah has sworn off reading the book, the rest of America will likely follow her lead, right? We all know Oprah can put a book on the map, but PopWatchers, do you think can she kill one, too?

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