Gawker had their usual fun yesterday poking fun at Julie Buxbaum’s book deal… not that we necessarily blame them, since publicly lamenting your so-called broke-ass life just before you sign a $500K book deal, and less than a year after leaving your corporate law gig, pretty much is an open invitation to snark. Anyway, rereading my Writer’s Digest story on author’s looks, I remembered that line from Curtis Brown agent Ginger Clark: “If your agent is positioning you as the next big literary fiction genius—and therefore making it clear she’s expecting people to bid high—she’s probably doing so with the added bonus of you being attractive.”
So I Googled up Buxbaum’s Friendster profile and, well, judge for yourself. I’m fairly certain Gawker would call her “book hot,” but I’m keeping my own comments to a minimum just so I can cheat the New York Times out of an opportunity to take my quotes out of context when they start hyping the anti-Buxbaum backlash next year.
Sarah adds: Hot Young Author Chick Syndrome is simply too much of a mouthful. So I hereby declare that Ms. Buxbaum has been Pessled. It’s kinda like “penvy” but more specific, you know?