Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame

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by Robin Robertson | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0060750928 Global Overview for this book
Registered by megami-no-ushi of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 11/21/2012
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by megami-no-ushi from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 27, 2013
I picked this book up at the local charity shop either for a RABCK or for my OBCZ shelf. I had a good chuckle at Margret Atwood discussing her first book signing in my hometown, where the Bay had for some reason put her among mens socks and underwear.

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Journal Entry 2 by megami-no-ushi at Brattleboro, Vermont USA on Monday, June 03, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (6/3/2013 UTC) at Brattleboro, Vermont USA


Sending a box to a bookcrossing friend! When I saw that it had a contribution from Hiaasen, I knew I had to send it to you!

To the finder:
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Journal Entry 3 by wingStaxmanwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Received from megami-no-ushi. Many thanks!

Journal Entry 4 by wingStaxmanwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, January 17, 2021
I enjoyed this. I had to jump right to the section by Carl Hiaasen, of whom I'm a great fan (just check my bookshelf!). He braved a propeller-driven flight into Memphis and then a drive in pouring rain (and around a serious wreck) to a bookstore in a small town (which he doesn't name) in Arkansas.

As it happened, his book reading was on the same day as a chili cookoff (for which he'd declined to be a celebrity judge) and an Arkansas-Oklahoma football game. Turnout for his appearance: 0.

But judging by some of the other authors' experiences with their audiences, this may not have been the worst possible outcome.

Journal Entry 5 by wingStaxmanwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (1/21/2021 UTC) at Seattle, Washington USA


I'll be mailing this to LynnWrites in the near future. I hope she hasn't experienced mortification as a writer!

Journal Entry 6 by LynnWrites at Tucson, Arizona USA on Wednesday, January 27, 2021
This book was released to me by Staxman as a surprise: included in the box with a bookring book. Oh my... writers' stories of their public shame. Yikes. I will attack this one with trepidation. As a writer, nothing terrifies me more than an interview or stating something in print you can't take back. This one will be interesting.

Journal Entry 7 by LynnWrites at Tucson, Arizona USA on Sunday, February 14, 2021
Popping in and out of this one as I work through the novels stacked up on my nightstand. It's a series of shorts, so it's easy to pick up sporadically. Fun read. Wry, self-depreciating bits by writers on their public appearances.

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