While I certainly admire all the must-read lists, this one by Penguin has the worst ad campaign there is.  The folks from Penguin who talk about why these books are important: great.  The scripted strange interaction between the two actors designed to show us how literature helps us at cocktail parties: HORRIBLE.  For the record, this is why I abandoned my acting degree as soon as I got it.  I can’t imagine having to do these kind of jobs.  And who is this Perez Hilton wanna-be fellow?  Is this really supposed to be a date?

WARNING: This will be painful to watch.