Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
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Indicators That the Book Party Scene on HBO’s Forthcoming Lena Dunham Show "Girls" is an Unconvincing Approximation of the Real Thing, as Conveyed to Me by a Former Book Editor Working On-Set as an Extra (“Publishing Executive”)

11. The pervasiveness of eye shadow.

10. A The Situation/Vanilla Ice look-alike in shiny jacket, aviator sunglasses and jauntily tilted hat.

9. General lack of pastiness.

8. None of the following were present: Colson Whitehead, Sloane Crosley, Sylvia Miles.

7. And yet: a racially proportioned crowd.

6. No Housing Works tote bags.

5. Loud colors.

4. The author’s writing professor from college was present.

3. The author’s writing professor from college was played by Michael Imperioli.

2. The fictional author's publisher paid for the party.

1. Only six people wore glasses.



Marissa Walsh is a literary agent and author.

Photo by Bruce Ronn.

13 Comments / Post A Comment

HiredGoons (#603)

So it's like the party scene in Midnight Cowboy!?

keisertroll (#1,117)

@HiredGoons Please tell me Sylvia Miles will be at your housewarming party. Or at least Brenda Vaccaro.

Backslider (#819)

Did Jonathan Ames try to bone someone else's girlfriend at least?

Miles Klee (#3,657)

IMPERIOLI ABOVE TOTE BAGS JESUS CHRIST YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME

HiredGoons (#603)

@Miles Klee: please don't ever stop.

KenWheaton (#401)

No 2. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

"I don't own a book."

Yeah, #1 and #2 pretty much cinch it. Also #7. =)

KatieFeola (#21,214)

Marissa, this is pitch perfect and hilarious. This would also be wildly inaccurate if the book were being given away for free. For absolute realism, party bookseller must be asked "Are you Sharon?" at least 8x during the course of the party.

Clip Arthur (#2,024)

Oooo! Fahrenheit 451 degree burn happening here,

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