Obscurity, Thy Name is Author
by Andrea Perry, but really Roger Rosenblatt for the NYTimes Book Review
Not being J.K. Rowling, or a Kardashian, I don't expect to be recognized in a bookstore. On several occasions I have been seated at lonely author's table and answered questions, but not about my book. I have been asked where I bought my shoes, did I know I looked like a character from a soap opera, and did I know where the restrooms were. But as Roger Rosenblatt recently wrote, you would hope once recognized as an author, the bookstore employees, or even the bookstore customers might be even a little bit impressed. Not so much. Without further ado, I will link you with Roger's take on humiliation at pretty much any bookstore reading and autograph session. And everywhere else as well...
Please Turn to the Chapter on Obscurity...
Author's Note / Roger Rosenblatt
The New York Times Book Review
Sunday, May 25, 2014