Top 7 Viral Sensations of 2009... So Far

What do a deceased cat, a 48-year-old Scottish woman and $165 million in Wall Street bonuses have in common? For a brief moment in time this year, each of them was all we could read about, hear about or talk about. They leapt onto the national stage, enjoyed a flash of fame and then slipped back into relative anonymity. But why were they so contagious? In a new book, "And Then There's This," Bill Wasik, a senior editor at Harper's magazine, analyzes the appeal of the overnight sensation to...Full Story
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