August 28, 2009



Posted by Dr. Frank at August 28, 2009 08:15 PM | TrackBack



Posted by: tlk at August 28, 2009 10:48 PM

Don't you think it's perverse to continually show people reading your book? Yes, you're an author, and a good one, too -- showing corporeal proof of this fact on your own website makes inquisitive minds like mine wonder whether your self-esteem is very low or very high (don't worry, I know it's the former.) Keep the photos in a photo album, or on your wall -- but on your website?


PS I can't wait to read the book.

Posted by: Rob at August 29, 2009 06:05 PM

Wow, Rob, I have never heard that comment before.

I don't know, I think it's kind of fun. The "tradition" started spontaneously with King Dork, when I posted one picture of a friend reading it and people started sending in their own.

Anyway, I hope you like the book.

Posted by: Dr Frank at August 29, 2009 06:17 PM

It IS fun, and frankly one of many reasons I continually come back and check out what is going on with this blog.

Posted by: Trey at August 29, 2009 06:52 PM

Rob's comment reminded me of todd's on this old post:

I don't understand the problem.

Posted by: Jonas at August 29, 2009 09:54 PM

Speaking as the person who started the "tradition", I suggest that it should be my self-esteem in question. Why should one require pictorial evidence that one reads? It suppose it's sort of like how before cameras, people would be painted next to globes (to indicate worldliness,) and hang the painting on their own walls. I am a worthwhile human being, and no one can tell me otherwise. I have proof.

Posted by: Leah at August 29, 2009 10:11 PM

Wow, Jonas, you have a good memory!

Posted by: Dr Frank at August 30, 2009 02:30 AM


I'm not sure why that stuck with me, but it did. None of the details, but enough to be able to search for the exact phrase "real author" on this site to find it.

Posted by: Jonas at August 30, 2009 05:57 AM

Jesse is one of my favourite people ever!

Posted by: sye at September 12, 2009 05:51 PM