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While You Were Developing Your Blog To Book Deal…

June 30, 2009

two freshman at the University of Chicago totally shut down your dream of pioneering the field of twitterature.

AND they suckered Penguin into making a book out of their “humorous” retelling of classic works of literature.


The book is the brainchild of two 19-year-old first-year students at the University of Chicago who claim to be starting a cultural revolution from their college dormitory. Bashing their heads together one evening in their university digs, Emmett Rensin and Alex Aciman asked themselves what defined the grandest ventures of their generation, and best expressed the souls of 21st century Americans?

on the one hand this is sorta fun.  on the other hand it feels like Penguin has officially given up on literature.  oh, and also, these kids want to make money which makes us want them to not make money.

They say they are aiming for a book that has the literary merit to wow the blogosphere, as well as the “pure-money genius to take the market by storm”.


riiiiggghhhhtt.  because literature has been really storming the ole fucking market and ripping dolla dolla billz from the market’s double breasted silk blazers.


we can almost hear the committees at the UC shitting their pants with embarassment and canceling next year’s funding.


One Comment leave one →
  1. Bob permalink
    July 22, 2009 11:04 pm

    What’s the matter with making money? Only assholes don’t want to make money on their books. What’s the matter with a couple college kids — no doubt saving for graduate school — suggesting to a publisher that the idea is a money-maker (ie: so publish our book)? According to published reports — Chicago Trib, for instance — the UC has no problem with students thinking outside of the box. It’s a humor book, fer chrissakes!

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