From the public files of, “It’s Only Fiction `til It Happens…”
The master of intelligent suspense, author Linda Fairstein, was recently on the radio discussing her new book, Death Angel, when she related a story to the show’s host that in her first draft she had created a character that was a New York political type who had gotten mired in a Sexting scandal. Her agent pushed for and succeeded in getting her to remove the character from the manuscript because it was, and I am paraphrasing, “too unbelievable” or some such expression of, ‘far fetched’… it should be noted that Linda Fairstein was chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the district attorney’s office in Manhattan for more than two decades as well as a brilliant author!
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In case you haven’t heard, here in New York, we got a guy from Brooklyn running for Mayor, Anthony Wiener. He’s a freak of the highest order. His ego knows no limits, matrimonial or legal. He practices a form of “electioneering” that takes all the wrong lessons from our political past and combines them into one very ugly new paradigm. He’s a object lesson of why sometimes technology in the wrong hands, his hands pointing back at himself, doesn’t deliver on the promised utopia it might otherwise had achieved. Continue reading “Calling Anthony …Anthony…Carlos Danger”