Dear Miss Snark:
I'm sure you've heard about the buzz surrounding Bridie Clark's new book, "Because She Can", which is supposed to be a thinly veiled roman a clef about Judith Regan. What do you think? Do you care to comment? Will you read it? (I already have it reserved with Amazon.com, mostly because I'm so curious about the publishing world - it's a writer's Holy Grail, after all.)
Gin isn't my thing, sorry - I'm a whiskey gal (I've also been known to partake of a little Jose Cuervo when the mood strikes) so I'm raising my Irish Coffee in toast to Your Snarkiness.
Are you nuts? This ms circulated through every agency and publisher in town in pdf form about six months ago. We ALL read it.
I'm pretty much over the thinly disguised harridan boss chicklit novel/memoir/salacious isn't she a bitch book. I'm also really over the assistant as hero motif. REALLY over that.
In other words, this book wasn't my cup of tea. I don't think it's possible to write a good trashy book about publishing cause most of us are pretty boring. We sit around reading all the time, and high adventure is going to the library to hear JM Coetzee read. Yes, I wore my Manolo Blahniks to the event..but still, Page Six was nowhere to be found that night.