One-Minute Book Reviews

February 17, 2009

Will Another of Oprah’s Book Club Choices Win a Delete Key Award for the Year’s Worst Writing in Books?

Filed under: Delete Key Awards,News — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 1:39 pm
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Last year the grand prize in the Delete Key Awards for the year’s worst writing in books went to two passages from Eckhart Tolle’s impenetrable New Age bestseller, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, an Oprah’s Book Club selection. Will another of Oprah’s choices take top honors this year?

Find out if one has a chance on Feb. 26 when One-Minute Book announces the shortlist for the 2009 Delete Key Awards, which recognize authors who don’t use their delete keys enough. How bad does writing have to be to claim a prize? Read Tolle’s Delete Key Award-winning passages here.

© 2009 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.


  1. I knew there was a reason I never read anything on any “bestseller” list. It’s practically become a guarantee that it’s schlock. I’d never heard of the “Delete Key Awards”, I’ll have to look into them more to find out what else to avoid wasting my precious reading time on.

    Comment by Digital Dame — February 17, 2009 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

    • The schlock factor often plays a role in who makes the shortlist for the Delete Key Awards. And literary novels that are all pretense and no substance can be just as bad as the nakedly schlocky books with no pretenses. Thanks for your comment.

      Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — February 17, 2009 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

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