The media frenzy over 50 Shades of Grey's sadomasochistic antics and hackneyed narrative has subsided, but the trilogy continues to top bestseller lists and bedside tables. On Sunday, more than 500 women and men of all ages lined up to meet the author of the erotic trilogy, who had arrived in Miami for her U.S. book tour.
If the mixed crowd at E.L. James's Florida book signing was any indication, the author's "mommy porn" is catching on among daddies and even granddaddies. To wit: my 72-year-old uncle has snatched his wife's copies of the books. I'll admit after finishing the first installment I was ready for a break from Anastasia’s "inner goddess" and Christian's tortured, tortured soul. But apparently I was in the minority, as 50 Shades Darker is currently No. 2 on USA Today's bestseller list, just behind 50 Shades of Grey.
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