Written by Robert W. Armijo

Friday, 24 August 2007

image for J.K. Rowling's new literary work: 'Hogwart's Great Hall of Culinary Cuisine'; re-titled something insulting to Yanks in America
J.K. Rowling's new book: Harry Potter's Diet Spell Book for Fat Americans: A Guide to British Culinary Cuisine'

New York, New York - The latest to jump on the treadmill of dieting books that Americans just cannot seem to get enough of these days, J.K. Rowling has surprised everyone with her recent announcement that she has sent her latest completed literary work to her publisher. Copies of the new dieting book are soon to hit the shelves in bookstores all across American as early as next month; however, not without controversy.

The main criticism is that J.K. Rowling is dumbing down the title for release into the American market like she did with her first Harry Potter book titled: 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' in England. But then re-titled it for release in the American market as, 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'.

"That was down right insulting to the American intellect," said Roger Mudraker, American literary critic. "As if the average American did not know what a philosopher's stone was that she had to resort to re-titling the book. The gall of that woman, really!?!"

Furthermore, many American's feel J.K. Rowling is being anti-American in her conscious decision to exclude any American characters from her magical world of Harry Potter. Right down to her openly expressing her personal satisfaction that no American actors were used in the portrayal of her English literary fictional characters in the popular movie series in an interview on NBC's nationally broadcasted one hour TV special, just a week after she released the final installment of Harry Potter book series.

Americans see the title of her new book as her least installment in her continuing anti-American campaign as proof enough of that.

"Look what it's released as in England," said Mudraker. "Hogwart's Great of Hall of Culinary Cuisine.' It's all nice and warm and fuzzy sounding isn't it?"

"But what did she release it as here in American?" continued Mudraker. "Harry Potter's Diet Spell Book for Fat Americans: A Guide to British Culinary Cuisine'. What's up with that! It's like she doesn't even want Americans to visit England by discouraging us with what kind of disgusting food the English eat."

A spokesmen for J.K. Rowling denies that she is anti-American, however, he was at a lost for words in explaining the absence of American characters and actors from both the book and movie series.

"I'm sure there were Americans somewhere in the movie. At lest as an extra somewhere in the background, maybe," he said.

American trade officials said they would investigate the matter and would not hesitate to lodge a formal complaint with World Trade Organization, if it comes to that.

Meanwhile, you can pickup your copy of J.K. Rowling's least Harry Potter based book at a bookstore near you.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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