Ever gone to hear an author (while secretly feeling a tad jealous?)

Have you ever gone to hear an author read - while secretly feeling a tad jealous of their success/reviews/blurbs/advances?

Once again, McSweeneys nails a dark side of the human condition.

Here's an excerpt from an email supposedly put out by for the "Seething Resentment Reading Series": "Let us come together, as we always do on the second Tuesday of each month, in the poorly lit back room of a sparsely populated, charmless bar, and grind our teeth in rage as we pretend to listen to those more recently successful than we read from their latest mediocrity."

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