Let the Healing Begin

May 21st, 2003  |  Published in Uncategorized

One thing I really love about life in the naughts is how quickly we’re supposed to “move on” from this to that. Jayson Blair, for instance, is already sniffing out book deals, and offering self-aggrandizing psycho-drama like:

“I was either going to kill myself or I was going to kill the journalist persona. So Jayson Blair the human being could live, Jayson Blair the journalist had to die.”

and (brace yourself)

“I hope to have the opportunity to write and share my story so that it can help others to heal.”

But here’s a wonderful quote about “The Blair Pitch Project” I suspect won’t hold for some publisher somewhere:

“‘His nonfiction is so untrustworthy, you’d have a hard time believing his fiction,’ said David Hirshey, the vice president and executive editor at HarperCollins…”

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