Special Snowflakes

October 24, 2014 | 1

“There are people who believe that readers and writersat least the right kind of readers and writersare special snowflakes, existing on a more exalted plane than mere mortals. Book people are educated. They are privileged. They are brave enough to speak out when the emperor shows up naked. They sup on nectar from flowers grown on the sunny slopes of Mount Olympus, harvested by chiton-wearing MFA candidates.” Jennifer Weiner responds to bad Amazon reviews, book blogs, and elitist ” book people” in an essay for The New Republic. We especially enjoy the line about the chitons.

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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