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Haters Comes Out the Woodworks as Tyra Banks Makes the New York Times Bestseller List

Tyra Banks can now add the title “New York Times BestSelling Author” to her resume.

Her new book, Modelland ranked number 2 on the NYT’s bestseller’s list and a movie deal is rumored to be on the horizon.

But it seems to be an online backlash from those claiming that the book was ghostwritten and is nothing but “trash.”

One blog announcing Ms. Tyra’s new NYT’s status produced numerous comments ranging from “crap book+ nice tits/gullible idiots=bestseller”  to “…a lab rat could have written her book.”

My guess is those same commenters never read Modelland, plan to read it, or even knew Tyra wrote a book until they read the blog announcement.

Although there’s plently of criticism from reviewers there’s seems to be more likes than dislikes for Modelland. One reviewer even dubbed it “Hogwarts Modeling School.”

I don’t have the inside track on whether the book was ghostwritten or not.  But when you take into account the numerous celebrities and even well-known, highly esteemed authors who have others write their books, it seems unfair to point the finger at one person without chastising other authors for doing the same.

It’s obvious Tyra Banks is adding to her ever-expanding franchise and frankly I for one refuse to hate on her for basically doing the damn thang!

Tyra Banks Create New Book Series

Tyra Banks has announced she will be releasing  3 books under her new Bankable Books imprint. 

Her first book is entitled Modelland and  Tyra describes it as something  ” … for all the girls and guys who want a lot more FANTASY in their lives… and some fierceness and magic, romance and mystery, crazy and wild adventures, and yeah, some danger too.”

I’m soooo looking forward to reading this book. I love Tyra’s entrepreneur spirit and dedication to empowering women. She seems to have the Midas touch in everything she put her hands on and based on her fan base I’m positive Tyra’s book will be an instant bestseller.

-Joy Farrington, The Book Club Expert

Source: www.tyra.com