So it's way late. Busy week. And busier for C.I. She asked that we start the roundtable late Thursday night (which we did). So we're all posting late. Her schedule this week has been ridiculous. She's trying to do three columns for the newsletters right now and then plans to do "I Hate The War" possibly followed by two quick entries. Me? I'm going to bed as soon as I finish this.
Susan e-mailed that she loves Carly Simon and is tempted to get the book. Should she?
I'm torn on the advice there. If a book about Carly doesn't sell does it go down as, "Well no one's interested in Carly" or does it go down as "Well that writer stabbed her in the back so her fans avoided it"? I don't know.
I do think we'll have something on something related to all of this at Third. I'm suggesting it to Jim. I can't say any more and I also can't say it's a for-sure thing right now.
I do understand the conflict but like C.I. said about the Anais Nin books, a few years later, it just meant two critical studies of Nin had been completed. And that's where I'm standing with regards to the Carly book. Screw the author. Carly is the subject. He's a little nothing. He wrote a bad book. Even in a bad book Carly comes off good.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"