Virtually every novelist in America fantasizes about being picked to appear on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show. But now an increasing number of writers have discovered a new champion: Glenn Beck, the outspoken media darling of populist conservatism.
"He’s our Oprah," said Brad Thor, a writer of political thrillers who has appeared on Mr. Beck’s radio and television programs several times. "God love him, we’re very fortunate."
Beck and Oprah have, for their part, written many books themselves. Oprah has co-authored five, Beck has penned eight, four of which were released this year. Of course, Beck doesn't have an eponymous magazine, while Oprah boasts O: The Oprah Magazine as well as O At Home. Might we soon see Fox News launch B: The Glenn Beck Magazine? Only time will tell.