7 comments on “Bitter? Me? Fucking Right I Am!

  1. Ok, I literally laughed at loud about the sucking comment. I guess I’m one of your dirty minded readers.

    And I agree with you on all you said. I’m personally not that fond of celebrity written books, but that’s just me…

  2. Sigh. But Kenneth Branagh wrote his memoirs before 30 and as an historical and psychological document they are amazing. Surely you know the publishing world doesn’t reward people for literary gifts.

    I mean, you knew that, right? Chicken Soup for the Soul and all that… Sorry to burst the bubble…

  3. Amber: one of my dirty minded readers? Somehow, I suspected as much 🙂

    raincoaster:

    But Kenneth Branagh wrote his memoirs before 30 and as an historical and psychological document they are amazing.

    I’m never entirely sure when you’re being ironic and when you’re not 🙂 Either way, the age of the individual wasn’t really what I was concerned about.

    Surely you know the publishing world doesn’t reward people for literary gifts.

    Naturally — doesn’t mean I’ve got to like it, though, do it?

    Sorry to burst the bubble….

    That particular bubble got burst many, many moons ago… alas and alack.

  4. Roger Moore, or rather Sir Roger Moore was on Jonathan Ross last night. He’s finally gotten around to writing an autobiography, at the age of 81. Fair enough, say I. He has enough fans who will appreciate it, and has lived a long and eventful enough life to actually make it interesting. But Simon Pegg? I actually like the man, but I still can’t see what he’s got to write about.
    “I was in Big Train, then I was in Spaced, then every single childhood dream I ever had came true, and I was in Doctor Who, a horror film, an action film, and a Star Trek movie. Yay me.”
    That’s not a story. It’s a young geek’s wet dream.
    Worse still… Alan Carr’s just published his autobiography. I think it’s called “The Unholy Offspring Of Charles Hawtrey And Janet Street-Porter: My Story”, by Alan Carr.

    Deep breaths… deep breaths…

  5. Who is Simon Pegg anyway? I think I must be on another planet (as usual).

    Unfortunately everyone is looking for the ‘next big thing’. Thats our immediate gratification society that we have worked so long and hard to cultivate.

    And who cares if this guy has anything brilliant to say..he’s a celebrity and that means that whatever he says is automatically brilliant according to the ‘sheeple’ who do not have a mind of their own and need someone to think for them.

    Ack…I guess I’m a tad bitter myself….
    One does not put a pen to paper and instantly become a good writer. Sure there might be talent there to use as a base coat….but it’s a journey and a continuous honing of the talent…preaching to the choir; I know.

    I didn’t want to just say “me too” and be done with it. I’m honing my bitterness and it’s a journey. ;-p

  6. Simon Pegg is a British actor/comedian… not my cup of tea, but I suppose he does his day job fairly well.

    I think you have a point. In many respects, we are told what we should and shouldn’t like — however subliminally. The media latches onto something and goes into overdrive. Occasionally — more than occasionally, if I’m honest — talent is involved. There are a lot of genuinely talented people out there being rewarded for the jobs they do, we mustn’t forget that in our bitterness 😉 Saying that, however, and I do think it needs to be made so much more clear that there are choices. You know, I have friends who didn’t really think they’d enjoy or get my work. They thought it would be too “clever” for them. They were wrong. They loved it.

    And I think that’s the attitude of many people to literature (and when I say “literature” I don’t just mean literary fiction.) They just don’t know what’s available and how accessible it is. Why? Largely, I think, because the focus is too often placed on celebrity authors — from Simon Pegg to Joan Collins et al.

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