Friday, December 05, 2003

Department of People I Know in the News

Jaime Clarke, comrade and creative colleague of my neighborhood pivo pal Pete "House" Hausler, made a splash this week with his revelations about the enigmatic J. D. Salinger.

Jaime is also the author of a finely written if frivolous novel titled We're So Famous, which I bought, read, and enjoyed. (Film rights to the book, I believe, are still available.)

Jaime (so) famously made waves when his book was published in spring 2001 by setting a bounty on the head of the anonymous reviewer who gave the novel a negative review in Publishers Weekly.

Cheeky stunt, that. What will Mr. Clarke come up with next?