Words of wisdom from my mom

A lot of the people who read a bestselling novel, for example, do not read much other fiction. By contrast, the audience for an obscure novel is largely composed of people who read a lot. That means the least popular books are judged by people who have the highest standards, while the most popular are judged by people who literally do not know any better. An American who read just one book this year was disproportionately likely to have read ‘The Lost Symbol’, by Dan Brown. He almost certainly liked it.

— The Economist

One thought on “Words of wisdom from my mom

  1. Reminds me of the line about the Pixies. Something like:

    Not many people bought their albums, but nearly everyone that did started a band.

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