It’s only February, but reading about the James Frey debacle in the Los Angeles times, I came upon this stunner, describing Frey’s literary manager (who has dropped him like a hot potato):
“Kassie lives in a world of smart and tasteful writers, and she has handled the situation with grace,” [ Brillstein-Grey Chief Executive Jon] Liebman said.
Wow. Fantastic. How did that little scumbag worm his way into Kassie’s world? My goodness! Why, by all accounts, Frey is an absolute vulgarian!
I don’t know. Maybe I’m too sensitive. But when I read that sentence, I thought “Holy shit, bring me the smelling salts.”