Friday, August 21, 2009

Autoblography

Mary Pols in Time, reviewing Julie & Julia, the first big-budget feature film of a book of a blog:
There are memoirists like Child who write about what made them famous, or infamous. There are unremarkable people who write about a remarkable thing that happened to them. And there is the 21st century memoirist, who makes him- or herself interesting in order to write about it.

4 comments:

Morton Shadow said...

Can't think what she means, Timster...


Ready for a good pasting at the Emirates tomorrow?

;)


Have a good weekend

xxx
Mort

a.s.w. (anti-spam-word) ringe. Wagnere's?

Betty said...

I should imagine there'll be a big budget feature of Wife In The North's blog/book at some point.

I quite like the idea of somebody who is posh, prickly and annoying such as Helen Lederer getting the lead role, but it'll probably end up being someone who is frail and lovely such as Emily Watson.

expat@large said...

And if a man lived in obscurity making his friends in that obscurity, obscurity is not uninteresting.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Tim Footman said...

Well we scored, Mort, which makes a change.

I was thinking Patricia Routledge, Betty.

Expat:

The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.

—Francis Picabia