Someone has made an NBC television show about an American moving to Sweden.
It wasn’t me. It was Amy Poehler. Of course. Because, just six years after launching an NBC television show about the hilarity of working for local government, Amy is continuing her quest to tell my life story in reverse for the American viewing public. I assume, a few years from now, we’ll get to indulge in her comedic rendition of a small town girl having a mediocre college experience at a Big Ten university. Be prepared, there will be no discernible plot or meaningful takeaways.
So there’s this show. It’s a comedy called Welcome to Sweden and it starts in July. What does this mean for someone who recently released a book on nearly the same topic, plus some weird cults and indentured servitude? I don’t know. It seems like an opportunity, but I’m not sure what that opportunity is. Will people accidentally buy my book, thinking it’s associated with the show? Should I send the book to Amy so she can write a desperate American house servant into the second season? It certainly means, as this show is based on the real life experiences of Amy’s brother, that if my sibling was famous, the Swedish Lessons version of Welcome to Sweden would have already happened. Come on, Brianna. Get with it.
While I mull over how Swedish Lessons can hop on Welcome to Sweden’s coattails, you may enjoy the trailer. It looks amazing.
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If Sweden is going to be the new big fad, then I’d say you’re impeccably placed to sell a boatload of books! And I think it just might be. What with this show, plus that sexy Volvo commercial that’s airing now, and the fact that Americans should have been vacationing in Sweden a long, long time ago. I mean, perfect summer weather and everyone speaks English–what’s not to love? Prepare for the masses to be VERY interested in your book!
I appreciate your enthusiasm! I hope you’re right!