Snooki at Borders in NYC yesterday, via the AP

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is working the press circuit following the release of her debut "novel," called A Shore Thing... and she says her "15 minutes was, like, a year ago," people, so now she's all legit and has plans to take over the world with her brand, or something.

As one of her carefully planned steps towards world domination, last night she read the Top Ten list on Letterman, followed by an interview this morning at The Today Show (both clips below). At the latter, she assured Matt Lauer that, while she had a co-writer, she did write her novel; "you'll know [by] the first page I wrote it 'cause it's all my own language. I wanted to do a story about the Jersey Shore. People probably expect it to be a biography, so I wanted to surprise everybody with a novel." So what's in this lexical masterpiece (aside from that date rape scene)? She says "It's pretty much like the show, but you're reading it." Inspired!

Sadly, no one asked her about the blooming romance between her Jersey Shore co-star Pauly D and indie darling Chloe Sevigny.