06/28/2011 03:11 pm ET Updated Aug 28, 2011

Latest Bestseller Recipe: Sprinkle Title With Swear Words

Lately I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out how a book becomes a bestseller. In the past 11 years, I've had six books published. But this morning, between the fourth and fifth load of laundry and, again, while cleaning the litter boxes, I had to wonder what it's going to take to finally get a spot on the "New York Times Bestseller List." And then it came to me...

A nasty word in the title.

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