All writers I know Google themselves. Not all the time, mind you. But after a book comes out or a story comes out. I like to think it’s human natureâ€”you want to know what people are saying. Hard to blame one.
I, for the record, Google myself, too. Not all the time, but somewhat regularly. And when someone blogs about me, I almost always write them. Not to criticize or rip, just to acknowledge. Not sure whyâ€”ego? joy? curiosity? But I do.
The other day, I found a blog with a headline, ASSHOLE, THY NAME IS JEFF PEARLMAN. The woman who runs the joint doesn’t identify herself beyond, “Lady Blue,” and she seems to like:
A. The Yankees.
B. Slamming writers.
I’ve got no beef with this (I wrote the John Rocker profileâ€”I’ve been called A LOT worse than “asshole), but I was curious. Hence, I e-mailed her, and we had an exchange, which, again, can be read here.
I invited her to write a defense of ARod, which I will post here, under the title, ASSHOLE, THY NAME IS LADY BLUE …