Literary Fiction

July 22nd, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

Finally a Bill Clinton story we can get behind: piracy and the human spirit. In our former life, we were a bit of anti-piracy maven (not that we are opposed to pirates, per se, but we’ve never been big on stealing). We could discuss (for hours) the issues of selling fake DVDs and camcorders smuggled into movie theaters. In fact, when Seinfeld had the episode when Jerry became a pirate with an artistic bent, we were happy to use that example to explain concepts to people. It’s nice when you have a visual aid.

All of this really has nothing to do with our topic, but we like to reminisce. Normally, pirates take an existing work and run with it. What impresses us especially about pirating of the Clinton autobiography is not that it happened, but that someone actually rewrote the damn thing. Given the relatively low profit thing when it comes to writing, we have to wonder why.

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