Saturday, August 28, 2010
On Famously Picky Critics
Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post, who once panned Salinger's "execrable prose" in Catcher in the Rye, reviews Bigger Than the Game. It's not the friendliest review I've ever gotten, but Yardley is kind of a legend, so I suppose he's earned the right to call me whatever he wants.*
*Though I should note, the photo above is of my copy of Murray Sperber's College Sports, Inc., which Yardley, in his penultimate paragraph, presumes I've never read. I neglected to include it in my endnotes, in part because I didn't quote directly from it, and in part because I just forgot.