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Your Rottenest Stories and Finest Whines

Who among us doesn't like to kvetch? And who especially doesn't love a gossipy, insidery tale of media mismanagement and office woe? Welcome to the Bitch Box, where we regularly serve you highly caffeinated shots of Schadenfreude to help get you through your day. Histrionic big-shot editor cried in your lap? Publisher fired you by email? Famous novelist seen streaking through the park? It's time to share with the group!

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The Enfants Terribles of Publishing
One editor wonders why all the interns around seem to be flakes and space cadets.
02-05-03

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