Charlene Smith
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What do you do?
Writer, Freelance Editor, Other
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What school did you attend?
Bryanston High
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Cambridge, MA
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Music, Writing, Reading, Animals, Fashion, Outdoors, Spirituality, Politics, Food, Travel, Technology, Photography

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The fallacy of fame: the disappointment of meeting a writer you admire

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 11:21am 0 Comments

By Charlene Smith

Margaret Atwood wrote: “Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like paté.”

She continued by saying “that’s a light enough comment upon the disappointments of encountering the famous, or even the moderately well known — they are always shorter and older and more ordinary than you expected …”

I know writers who can barely articulate when you meet them, who mumble and blush and battle to string…


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