Office star obsessed with Amazon rankings, too

Ricky Gervais, star of The Office (the funniest TV show of all time), appeared on Letterman recently to discuss his new children’s book, Flanimals.

(One of the little critters — flanimals, I mean, not children — is pictured at right.)

Gervais admitted to tracking the book’s success on Amazon. Noticing that Flanimals was rated less than five stars overall, he scrolled through the mostly rave reviews and discovered that one person had given the book one star, saying something like, “I don’t know what Ricky Gervais is up to here. It’s almost like a book for children!” (The review has since been removed, but you can read about it on the alt.letterman newsgroup.)


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