Remember Darin Strauss? Remember how we all read his book and some of us came to the online book club and discussed his literary merit? Well, dude is featured in an article by the Village Voice entitled, "Bloggers vs. An Author: No One Wins." However, in a very uncool fashion, Darin did not mention all the love he ultimately received here. As the loyal LROD reader who pointed the article out to me said, the Village Voice doesn't "give any credit to the commenters who were civil to Strauss" or the fact that our book club probably sold a few books for him, "despite the fact that he never deigned to show his face around the site again."
In the article, he claims to worry that people will think he's a jerk. Maybe he isn't, but this seems to me to be jerky behavior. If that part accidentally got left out of the article, he could at least write a letter of correction. AFTER ALL WE READ & PROMOTED HIS BOOK.
Anyway, if you don't want to read the whole boring article, just cut to page 3 &4 for a discussion of this blog, which is deliberately not named; I suppose they didn't want to return the publicity favor. Guess we know what he thinks of us!
UPDATE: Got an apologetic email from Darin, who said he did tell his friend, the Village Voice journalist, all about our friendly exchange and promotion of his book, but the dude chose not to include it. Guess it would kind of ruin the title of the article.