Thursday, April 27, 2006

I Guess It Had To Happen

Little, Brown has withdrawn How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life. I know someone who predicted this would happen by the end of the week.

From The New York Times: "In October of her freshman year at Harvard, she received a call from Ms. Walsh, also an agent at William Morris, who told her she was going to start shopping the manuscript around. "Two days later, she called to say Little, Brown wants to buy the book."

Ms. Viswanathan said at the time she could not quite believe all this was happening to her. "It was amazing," she said. "I thought everyone was just being nice to me."

Okay, I know she copied someone else's work. I know she deserves to have her book withdrawn. But I can't help myself. I feel badly for her.

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