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The Disrespectful Interviewer

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Just what the title promises! Thirteen disrespectful interviews with authors, including: Chris Cleave, Jon Clinch, Tish Cohen, Joseph Finder, Kristy Kiernan, A.S. King, J.A. Konrath, Greg Logsted, Lisa McMann, Lynn Price, Lev Raphael, Adriana Trigiana...and Lauren Baratz-Logsted - discover new favorites and see some of your favorite authors, like you've never seen them bef ...more
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Published March 22nd 2013 by Hat City Press
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May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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These interviews were conducted when the author was " Writer-in Residence" in 2009-10 at the literary e-zine BiblioBuffet, which is now defunct. She wanted her interviews to be different so she decided to diss the authors, the result of which is now this tongue-in-cheeky book. I know for me when I have to interview someone I feel as if my IQ drops bout 40 points...and that's sad, cause I'm none too bright anyway. She ratchets up the snark and the authors give snarky answers right back. It's rig ...more
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
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What is the point of author interviews? I have a website where the majority of the new content consists of author interviews from a standard list of questions, so I better come up with a good answer, right? As a reader, knowing more about your favorite authors could make you a bigger fan. (Isn’t this the same as all the TV shows and magazines devoted to actors and entertainers? Aren’t authors like rock stars to readers?) For authors we aren’t familiar with an interview can be like an audition. W ...more
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Usually author interviews are done with the idea of civility and respect. The same old questions can always be found in nearly every interview. Then there is this book and how Lauren Baratz-Logsted (LBL) does them. The Disrespectful Interviewer: Thirteen Interviews with Authors features interviews with a sarcastic tone along with plenty of references to the afternoon soap General Hospital.

The lineup subjected to both praise and ridicule is: Jon Clinch, A.S. King, Chris Cleave, Tish Cohen, Greg
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young Adult readers and beyond
Recommended to Gmr by: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Before reading this one, I admit to recognizing the names of (if not necessarily having read the work of) exactly EIGHT of the authors belittled...I mean, showcased. By ebook's end though, I feel like I know them all in some small way. For example, I know that Joseph Finder is pronounced FINN-der, Kristy Kiernan has a wicked fun sense of humor, Adriana Trigiana is a total sweetheart, Greg Logsted has a somewhat one track mind (understandable though since he is in fact her husband as well as an e ...more
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I live in agony of interviews. I am thrilled to interview the authors that I do, but I also dread it. Why? Because trying to come up with questions that the author hasn't been asked at least a thousand times already is tough. There are times when I've tried to be more laid back with the interviewee and have fallen flat on my face. Why did I tell you all this? So that you can understand my appreciation of this book. Lauren Baratz-Logsted has compiled 13 'disrespectful' interviews that first appea ...more
Rhiannon Johnson
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lauren Baratz-Logsted takes a refreshing angle in her thirteen author interviews. It seems unbelievable and uncomfortable to believe that an author could ever be asked some of the questions Logsted presents, but she has obviously encountered interviewers with the level of tactics she is employing. While some of the subjects interviewed seem perplexed by the attack, others embrace and run with it, giving great silly responses. Snarky Kristy Kiernan quips to "Chew on that for a while, Logsted." Wh ...more
Oct 13, 2013 rated it liked it
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I'm so horrible with interviews! I was excited to read this one to see if it would help me loosen up some when it comes to interviewing authors. It really did, even though there was no way I could ask an author some of these questions. Which is too bad because we could all stand to lighten up a bit. But the book did give me enough to start thinking outside the box in that regard.

This is a collection of 13 interviews, originally printed in Writer-in-Residence between 2009-2010, and as the title
Josie  Ann
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this novel by Lauren Baratz-Logsted in exchange for an honest review and I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Although, it was unlike any other novel I've ever been asked to review, I enjoyed every minute of it. I love reading interviews and I loved being interviewed, but I must say, it was nice to finally read unique interviews that were different from ordinary interviews. It was a little hard for me to get into it at first, but when I did, I could barely put it down. I especi ...more
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Lauren grew up in Monroe, CT, where her father owned a drugstore at which her mother was the pharmacist. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where she majored in psychology. She also has what she calls her “half-Masters” in English from Western Connecticut State University (five courses down, another five to go…someday!).

Throughout college, she worked semester breaks as a