Neglecting to mention the ghostwriter qualifies as information irresponsibility. But (warning, snarkiness arriving in three, two, …) really, is there any information in a book written by a Kardashian sister? And, sigh, if you’re buying a book purportedly written by Snooki, aren’t you guilty of information irresponsibility yourself?
Like a branded fragrance or clothing line, the novel — once quaintly considered an artistic endeavor sprung from a single creative voice — has become another piece of merchandise stamped with the name of celebrities, who often pass off the book as their work alone despite the nearly universal involvement of ghostwriters. And the publishing industry has been happy to oblige.