6.16.2006

Be An Agent!

No wonder people think agents are overpaid extortionists.
They found this book in Non Fiction.

Since Miss Snark has no sense of humor whatsoever, she's glad to see everyone else being serious about what they read too. None of that sardonic sneering, parody, deeply suspect content for us nosireee(as I was saying)bob.





(I'd thank Ron for the link but GalleyCat is on Killer Yapp's Shred List now for soliciting cat pictures instead of recognizing metrosexual poodles as they should have).

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or . . . "So, you want to run for office?"

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Oh, dear.

Manic Mom said...

I am sure Agenting was not on that list of jobs!

Anonymous said...

Holy shit, Miss Snark, I gotta get me that book! Even it it's--to borrow a term--total bullshit, you gotta love the voice. And the quotes.

"Rocket-grade bullshit." This man is a genius. I think I saw him plugging this book on one of those late night shows--was it Jon Stewart? Freakin' hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Duties: Ability to "read" a 300-page book before lunch, while answering emails on his Blackberry.

I would imagine this is the only line of truth in that entire link!?!?!?!?!

I'd say that the author must have nearly drown in a vat of bitter gin.

Anonymous said...

Stanley Bing's irreverent end page for Fortune is stellar entertainment.

His assessment of agents is uncharacteristically harsh -- usually he's a little more good-natured when he's taking shots.

Tori Scott said...

Dang, why didn't I come up with that idea!

Too funny.

Well, maybe not if you're a publishing professional.

And tell Killer he can visit my dogs over on my blog anytime he wants to.

Cheryl Mills said...

I've got to get that book, just to see the description of "Best-Selling Author". I'm sure it's hilarious, and spot-on.

Oh, and to find out who else he ripped on. Ya know, it's only funny when there's some truth to it...

s.m.o'shea said...

Editors make money?

Wow, I thought I was going to be desperately poor my whole life.

Nick said...

He left out "You can also gain some minor TV fame on Law and Order during their 'dead author' episodes."

ralph said...

Looks like a fun book to borrow from someone else. Not a lot of nutritive value but plenty of entertainment.

I also found it amusing that there's an obvious brain fart in the sentence about proofreading that very book. The irony is almost too perfect...