walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

Jon Ronson's new book is out!

I'm a little distressed about it, because I'm afraid he's going to take all the fun out of pointing out wrong doing and condemning it. I think that's basic human nature, and I'm hoping he is only going to focus on one form of this, because saying no more pointing out wrong doing is just not gonna fly. Right up there with, all violence is wrong. (Yes, I come from a long line of pacifists and yes, I have pacifist friends, but we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.)

Anyway. I've started reading it, and he has already confirmed something I've suspected for a while!

"he'd just had a job offer. The Washington Post had invited him to blog for ten days. Not that the timing was so great: "It was July Fourth. Everyone was on vacation. There were no readers and there wasn't a lot of news.""

I've been saying for a while that I just have to quit paying attention to the news on certain holidays (notably, from shortly before school lets out until shortly after Labor Day, and from just before T-weekend until well into the first week of the New Year) because all the Real Adults are busy with the rest of their lives and the people left doing news are just random and aggravating. Ha! I did not imagine this phenomenon.
Tags: not-a-book-review

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