April 28th, 2007

Young and Hot

Paulina Porizkova, the former model who is married to the Cars guy, and who was voted off Dancing with the Stars, has a new novel out called A Model Summer.

People magazine asked her, "Will you write more books?"

Her answer? "Yes, I'm way too old and fat to model now. But for a writer, I'm pretty damn young and hot!" [Full disclosure: for the record, she is 42, slender and beautiful.]

[Full disclosure number 2: I'm not even going to mock her. I always enjoy going to Malice Domestic, a mystery fan/writer conference held every spring in DC, because there I am still young and hot. And only there, unfortunately. There, Paulina would be a goddess.]



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You learn something every day

Like I have learned that it might not be a good idea to tell a kid at a school signing that you will autograph her forehead if she takes off her clothes and climbs up on a table. Because that's what a self-pubbed author did, and for some reasons parents who heard about his comment were not enthusiastic.

Now he's being banned from schools.

Part of the author's defense seems to be that he has visited over 3,000 schools to promote literature. I'll bet he got paid for most of those visits, so it's not quite as generous as it seems.

Read more about the whole mess here.



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