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Saturday, April 05, 2003
...and then you hear about a 23-year-old author like this and then all your noble sentiments (see below) get thrown out the window.

He surrounds himself with a hipster claque. He keeps a public account of his life at livejournal.com. He attributes many of his breaks to what he describes as bacchanals. He cuts his own hair, and wears $60 secondhand pinstripe suits from Alexander's. And he has a philosophy, or at least an aper├žu. "You've got to have some sort of faith in people," he said Monday night. "At least in your ability to manipulate them."

Perhaps it would be fairer to say that I hope his book is reviewed fairly, but I am printing out his picture so the next time I see him in a bar I can beat him until he bleeds from his eyes.