Frank Fairfield

Poisonous Publishers and Barking Brigadiers

All My Friends Will Buy It: A Bottlefield Tour

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One of life’s minor mysteries is why successful publishers, as a general rule, make bad writers. Leo Cooper’s uproarious autobiography is not exactly the exception that proves that rule, but it does scatter clues like grapeshot as to why editors are editors, authors are authors, and it is much better that the twain should never meet.

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