Sunday, April 09, 2006
Where are the Ugly Writers?
Remember when writers were ugly? Jowly, bald, fat, slovenly -- that was the writerly look for ages. Writers were the anti-photogenic strivers that lurked on the margins. Now, it seems like everyone's a looker. Just thumb through the NY Times Sunday Book Review on any given Sunday - damn, when did novelists become major babes and hunkolicious studs? I do hope this isn't a new prerequisite for publication -you know, a nifty prose style and a creamy complexion, that kind of thing. Otherwise, I'm in deep shit.