About a year ago, I walked out of my apartment in New York City and saw a line 500 deep of teenage girls and their mothers screaming their heads off.
"What's going on?" I asked one of the starry-eyed moms, assuming a pop star or world-class athlete was inside the hotel they were crowding in front of.
"Kim Kardashian's filming her show in there!" she screamed back at me with excitement.
It was as if someone had just handed her a lottery ticket with the winning numbers. This was her moment. She, a woman in her mid-forties, was going to lock eyes with Kim Kardashian.
The Kim Kardashian craze is something I've never quite fully grasped. She's famous for having a reality TV show, which I know are very popular at the moment. But she got that reality TV show because she was in a highly publicized sex tape a few years ago, right? Yet, mothers and daughters cling to her as a role model of some sort. Is she clever? Not really. Is she inspiring? I wouldn't think so. Is she unique? It doesn...