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Insulted By Authors

Posted February 21, 2012 | 02/21/12 09:43 AM ET

Why insults?

I'm still not entirely sure, and I don't have a quick, simple answer. There are a few reasons, however, that stand together to make a rambling explanation.

First, it's a way to prolong the moment during a reading where the audience has...

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Insulted By Authors: A Reader Who Goes To Book Signings To Get Cussed Out (PHOTOS)

Posted April 25, 2011 | 04/25/11 04:00 PM ET

I don't know why I began asking authors for insults. I suppose it was a combination of self-depreciating sense of humor and an aching frustration with the typical reading where the author becomes a kind of factory worker -- handshake, smile weakly as the attendee gushes about your novel (or...

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