Wednesday, October 17, 2007

In praise of the author?

It's not unusual for authors to promote one another's books. For instance, Stephen King provides a quote saying that such-and-such is a good book. Or John Grisham tells us that this new author is great. Or someone whose work we know tells us that the book in our hand is worth reading. I'm used to that. But Donald Trump takes it one step further with his latest book. The quote in the recent ad for his book says the following: "It's the best thing I've written." And, of course, the quote is from Donald Trump.

My hat is off to this wonderful example of quiet authorial modesty. And who but Donald Trump could get away with it?


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