Thursday, April 26, 2007

NO BRAG

Back in 2005 when I wrote an advance review of Gov. Bill Richardson's autobiography Between Worlds, I caught holy hell from the governor's press army for writing, "As could be expected, much of the book is self-aggrandizing."

But in a review of presidential candidate autobiographies in Sunday's New York Times, reviewer Michiko Kakutani wrote, " "Bragging is a fundamental part of these books, helping to establish the authors’ credentials to dispense advice. ... Mr. Richardson’s Between Worlds is filled with boasts ..."

I guess I should have used "filled with boasts" instead of the offending "self-aggrandizing."

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