July 15, 2014

"You swear never to write another piece in Second Person."

"This time you mean it."

11 comments:

madAsHell said...

When did the NYT start copying thefrisky.com?

Sam L. said...

Well, someone, but not the one typing this.

cold pizza said...

Did you see what you did there? -CP

Anonymous said...

The problem is not thee; it's thine?

SomeoneHasToSayIt said...

Excellent.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Are you serious?

john said...

“You think to yourself at the start of a really long book about a whale, hey, call me Ishmael.”

Dont' you think poking fun at Melville is way overdue? Wouldn't you think Billy Budd would be a better candidate?

Anonymous said...

madAsHell:

When they look at their financials and are reminded how much people are willing to pay them for information, opinion, and reporting in the marketplace.

Unknown said...

Italo Calvino wrote a wonderful novel called "If On A Winter's Night A Traveler," much of which is written in second person.

And in his case, it's exactly right, because he explicitly intends for you, the reader, to be a character in his novel.

gadfly said...

You sound like Sam Cooke.

"You send me, hones' you do, hones' you do, hones' you do."

Mid-Life Lawyer said...

And I said to myself, I said, "Self...."