Whether I'm a fan or not, I'm always fascinated when people make a name for themselves via the blogosphere. I'm particularly interested when they find publishing success, like The Bloggess did. So when I read in the New York Times that Fuck! I'm in My Twenties blogger Emma Koenig signed a deal with Chronicle for a book to be sold in Urban Outfitters, I was duly impressed. (She received a $10,000 advance.) Koenig's site is clever, with its snarky lists, drawings and musings, plus the occasional video. (THIS one was particularly cute.) I happened to see a copy of the finished book over the weekend and while it's a nice continuation of her blog, the opening paragraph (pictured) immediately made me think of something my friend Frank said at brunch the other day, something I suppose the blog's title should have tipped me off to already:
"The only thing worse than an old person who thinks they're young is a young person who thinks they're old."
Kids today! If you're too embarrassed to be seen in an Urban Outfitters, you can order the book HERE.