NYT Review of...Me?
That's right. Me personally. Not so much my book. (Also mentioned. Is my love. Of incomplete. Sentences.)
Apparently, the NYTBR circulates reviews of books to publishers before they come out as a courtesy. The courtesy to, say, review a book on its merits alone is not so extended! I don't have an issue so much with the criticisms, but why get so personal, Katie Hafner?
The lead seethes with sarcasm calling me out for, as best as I can tell, promoting my book, um, well? It's pretty clear from the tone and details of what I-said-or-didn't-say leading up to publication that she didn't just pick this book up without a pre-existing ax to grind. Just read it for yourself this weekend. Honestly, the fact that anyone seems to hate me quite so much makes it downright amazing that she actually had some very nice things to say about the book! The chapters she liked were some of the hardest to write so I do take that as a great compliment.
Still, I'm not quite sure what I did to you Katie, but sincere apologies because it was obviously pretty bad! I could spend some time answering back the criticisms but I'll let fans of the book do that. Besides, Katie has clearly been waiting for the moment to take me out in print, so I figured it was the least I could do to help build some anticipation for the article. Enjoy! I'll let you know when I start my next book so you can start gathering string for Sarah-Lacy-hit-job no. 2! ;)
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