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Monday, June 16, 2008

My kind of morning smile

Love, Tamara

Yesterday's breakfast was full of chuckles.

First I read about this newsflash over on The Galloping Beaver: “Bush contemplates writing his memoir”.

Then I stumbled across this Mcleans interview with James Frey (just don’t ask him to discuss his tattoos!), offering us this gem about his new (not that other) 'book,' erm, 'novel':

In the book, the novel, the first sentence says, "Nothing in this book should be considered accurate or reliable." Some of it might be; some of it might not be. But nothing should be considered anything but fiction. And I mean, yeah, it's a very deliberate blurring of the line. I knew I was doing it, and I knew it would be a complicated thing for me to do because of my previous history. But that's even more reason to do it.

Next, on The Galloping Beaver: “Frey to ghost Dubya’s Little Adventure in Washington.”

Sometimes, the jokes just write themselves.


Blogger Tricia Dower said...

Yeah, the real world is just one big laugh, isn't it?

Mon Jun 16, 08:29:00 pm GMT-4  
Blogger Andrew Tibbetts said...

Sometimes things are so ridiculous on the regular news that it feels like I'm watching Jon Stewart.

Tue Jun 17, 04:37:00 pm GMT-4  
Blogger T. Lee said...

I think you're right, Andrew. Media is funny; remember when everything 'was a Seinfeld episode'. Glad those days are gone.

Tue Jun 17, 08:10:00 pm GMT-4  

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