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Everyone's Reading Bastard by Nick Hornby
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Aug 08, 2012

really liked it
Read from July 26 to August 03, 2012

I have been a fan of Nick Hornby ever since reading his, "High Fidelity" following a viewing of the excelent film made from it (one of the very best film adaptations ever IMO).

This is just a short (maybe too short) Kindle Single that briefly explores a difficut and humiliating life experience (in this case a nasty divorce the gory details of which have gone viral in all the media) from the point of view of the spurned (okay, he cheated) husband of a highly successful writer with a major online blog following. Along the way Hornby explores how so many authors will heartlessly expose not only their own neuroses and most embarrassing foibles to fuel their "art", but all too often also of those who thay have been closest and were/are the most trusting of them as well.

I could not help but note the irony that this piece was published very near the time of the much lamented passsing of Nora Ephron, a paragon of it's thesis if ever there was one.
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