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 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.

Andrew Koenig 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...."