But why? Are these readers hoping to find out if things today are really as bad as Orwell foretold? Do they want to know if it has a happy ending? Or are they already expecting the worst and simply want a roadmap for an orderly transition?
Fortune Feimster and I sit in the Green Room at The Comedy Zone in Charlotte before her standup show. As she sips a Jack and Ginger in a tall glass, I feel compelled to ask about a certain seven-year-old pageant queen: Honey Boo Boo.