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An in joke that falls very flat indeed
on March 8, 2004
If brevity's the soul of wit, this 121-page wheeze is still too long. Smug author thinks it's a laff riot to invert standard advice (single-space your manuscripts, never revise a word, demand $1,000,000 in your query letters . . . are we getting the joke yet?). Soon, even author herself grows bored, starts satirizing romance novels and anything else within her limited reach--in a nonstop, archly overwritten style.
The only valid lesson this book teaches is what it might to be like to be being trapped in an elevator with Dame Edna on speed.