The success of 50 Shades of Grey was a huge topic of conversation in the blogosphere, in traditional media channels, and in all places women congregate.
When it was at the apex of its popularity, I was working in an OBGYN office. According to my very official polling data, everyone was reading it. I do mean everyone: pregnant and post-menopausal patients, doctors, nurses, and front desk staff – 50 Shades was the great equalizer. The entire office was addicted to romance.