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Bill Ryan

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Insulted By Authors

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 8:43 AM

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)

(45) Comments | Posted April 25, 2011 | 3:00 PM

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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