Batuman the Bestseller

April 21, 2011 | 1

Brilliant, funny essay by Elif Batuman about “life after a bestseller,” including the time she asked Jonathan Franzen if had any weed. Bonus Link: Batuman at The Millions.

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.

One comment:

  1. I must say I liked Bautman a lot more *before* I read this piece. Writers bemoaning how frazzled and demanding their lives are (and acknowledging within the piece how off-putting that moaning is) provoke an extreme allergic reaction in me. Whyd’ja do it, Elif??

    Still think her book sounds boss though, and hope to read it.

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