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Friday, October 16, 2009

#122 Moleskine Notebooks

More on the Stuff White People Like blog I posted a while back on Fitz, now a bestselling book. Turns out it was written by a young Canadian (white) guy to amuse his friends and just took off. As he says, "the more I started writing, the more I realised that I wasn't writing about other people, I was writing about myself. And I was full of far more self-loathing than I had expected." We need to work harder at the Fitz (without the self-loathing if possible)! Google Analytics not too encouraging so far..

(I have several Moleskine notebooks)

3 comments:

Tom said...

I sort of like this site, and can see what it's getting at, though it's only mildly amusing at best. But it's still the name that makes me feel uncomfortable. I guess what they're really saying is "the stuff that smug liberal middle classes like".

Colin said...

I think the posts are pretty well-observed and funny. I do agree about the title, though. I wasn't suggesting we should emulate it, just endeavour to have a hit blog that becomes a best-selling book.

Tom said...

Christ - what a thought! I suppose Edna would buy a copy and maybe even Seumas?