Thursday, March 25th, 2010
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Janet Malcolm's Abandoned Autobiography

THIS IS ME RIGHT NOWBlogger Janet Malcolm (Ha, I am LOLing, I just wanted to write that!) is having a hard time with her autobiography, so she is blogging about it. Which: 1. SHIVERS. A Janet Malcolm autobiography! Abandoned or not! 2. SHIVERS. 3. "I have been aware, as I write this autobiography, of a feeling of boredom with the project. My efforts to make what I write interesting seem pitiful. My hands are tied, I feel." 4. *screams*

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Annie K. (#3,563)

Everything you say and imply I think is absolutely right. But I think she's absolutely right too. Smart cookie.

belltolls (#184)

Are these verbatim quotes?

Dickdogfood (#650)

You know what I think will help her break the impasse? Drawing upon Christopher Lasch's The Culture of Narcissism. YES. The end result wouldn't be a mere autobiography–no, it'd be a glittering pyramid of irony.

ChooseLife (#4,151)

Shouldn't that read "LingOL"?

I was just rereading The Journalist and the Murderer this weekend so this post makes me ROFL.

BlinkyMcChuck (#202)

I love her. But I don't know that I want her to write an autobiography, unless it is in the third person? And she researches herself relentlessly and comes up with the defining idea of herself that no one else could quite nail.

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