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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 aperçu. "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.