Is self-loathing -- or at least stark, scathing self-criticism -- a required personality trait for novelists? Well, it's certainly a useful tool for probing the depths of human possibility. Here are ten examples of bestselling novels whose characters struggle with low self-esteem.
Known for playing Jasper Hale in The Twilight Saga, actor, songwriter, producer and aspiring director Jackson Rathbone takes fan questions about his online web series, Aim High, and the future of entertainment on YouTube.
I still have a magnet on my refrigerator that my daughter gave me which says, "My husband has my heart, but my neck belongs to Edward." I wouldn't want to become a vampire -- who wants to spend eternity as a menopausal bloodsucker? It's too violent to even consider.
Bella's character is so inherently weak in terms of personal power, that when she finally morphs into a stronger being, the clothes don't fit. Know why? Because it's not on her terms -- it's on Edward's.
The story was originally picked up by a British tabloid, which failed to mention the wedding was just performance art. Adkins
A strong review from such a strong critic is added kudos for "Breaking Dawn," but other reviews were not as praise-filled
Not that anyone should hold a collection for Team "Twilight": As THR notes, "Breaking Dawn Part 2" has already earned $13
Watch intently as the love triangle between Edward, Bella and Jacob unfolds throughout a slew of amusing comedy sketches, animations, and remixes, including the classic Bad Lip reading, trailer spoofs, emo vampire song, Barking Dawg Paw 2 Petody and, of course, "Jacob, keep your shirt on."
"What I looked for on this, and the reason I did get involved, was that it was a series that was open to drastically different