Ian Somerhalder recently posted a photo of himself posing with a sexy-looking book, but he's not still all hung up on "Fifty Shades of Grey." Instead "The Vampire Diaries" star is encouraging his female fans to read something a little more empowering and informative.
In a Sept. 26 Instagram photo, Ian can be seen seductively chewing on the corner of a book titled "Hot Cripple." The cover makes it look like BDSM could be involved in the storyline since it features a half-naked girl on crutches, but author Hogan Gorman's book is no "Fifty Shades of Grey."
"Hung out with my sister Hogan Gorman this weekend," Ian captioned the photo. "You need to read her book "Hot Cripple", it is female empowerment personified. If you are going through a hard time and deck seems stacked against you, this book will make you laugh your ass off, and remind you that nothing can keep a good woman down. WOMEN RULE."
Ian Somerhalder's tweeting about "Fifty Shades" probably encouraged a lot of his fans to give that book a try, but now it looks like the actor is using his power to get his Twitter followers to read something of social significance. Gorman's book is a funny read, but it also explores just how hard life can be when you don't have health insurance. Readers should find its message particularly poignant right now since Barack Obama and his supporters are fighting to make sure that everyone is able to get insured.
"Hot Cripple" is about what happens to Gorman when she suffers debilitating injuries after getting hit by a car. The beautiful actress/model/waitress has to use her sense of humor to survive a health insurance-less recovery that includes dealing with other problems besides her physical pain, including trying to stay vegan while on food stamps. Gorman explores the flaws in America's current healthcare system, and she also recounts her difficulties dealing with judges and social services. It might be sad to see just how difficult life can be without health insurance, but Gorman tries to keep her readers from pitying her too much by serving her story up with a good dose of humor. If only she'd had a hot vampire around to bite her and make her immortal after that car accident. This would be the best healthcare plan ever.
So will you read this book based on Ian's recommendation, and do you think that "The Vampire Diaries" star should score a role as a hot doctor if it ever gets turned into a movie?