New Scarface Book May Change Celebrity Reading Habits
Posted 11.19.08 by reelz
If you've watched more than two episodes of MTV's Cribs in your lifetime, then you know the Cribs cliche: While America's rappers, rockstars, and motocross champs all have 17 luxury cars in the garage, three pool tables in the master-bedroom, and a hundred bottles of Dom Perignon in the fridge, not one of them owns a book. (Please don't fact-check on this; you'll spoil the mood.) Some have bookcases, but the bookcases are filled with trophies, photos, and DVDs. And amongst the DVDs, there is always at least one copy of Scarface.
Now, however, someone has done something to address this situation: Entertainment Weekly writer Ken Tucker has penned a book about the cultural influence of the 1983 Brian De Palma classic called "Scarface Nation: The Ultimate Gangster Movie and How it Changed America." But will this really be enough to get America's rappers, rockstars, and motocross champs to finally buy a book? Maybe, but we're guessing the odds would be better if Tucker's publisher produces a special edition that comes printed on a pool table.