It’s rare that something truly hysterical happens in the publishing industry. There’s exciting news, shocking news, sad news, but really, truly hysterical news? For that you generally have to go to politics/music/h’wood. Writers generally don’t have the large, obnoxious, delusionary personalities to tip the laughter scales, but then this weekend I came across the following articles (WARNING: the 3rd article is not for young readers):
This one is Nicholas Sparks and Miley Cyrus giving an interview to USA Today about THE LAST SONG (the movie? the book? who cares?). In it, Sparks compares himself to Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Jane Austen and Hemingway. Then he has the cojones to dis Cormac McCarthy. Sweet Lord.
This one is a review Roger Ebert gave of the movie, after the USA Today article came out, in which he b-slaps Sparks for dissing Cormac McCarthy. Hot.
And this one is a blogger’s article about both the USA Today article, Roger Ebert’s review of the movie, and links to another blog article and photo of Sparks, and I don’t really recommend reading this one unless you’re over 18. Except that it’s hysterical, and what I would write if I didn’t cater to young readers.
Don’t drink liquids while reading any of these articles. You’ve been warned.