I have a hard time taking this seriously. I mean, is it supposed to be in English? Portions of it certainly are, but all I can hear in my head is a combination of the Swedish Chef and a Crackhead from da hood.
Swedish Chef and a crackhead from da hood? That’s Indonesian, yo!
Translation: “From Everyday Comp. Employee at No-Company, Province: Central Java, Indonesia.” [That’s where I am!!] “Robert, I would like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. Confirm that you know Everyday.”
This made me ridiculously excited for some reason. Indonesia representing all up in yo junk mail!
In this week’s Time Magazine, The Fault in Our Stars is called “damn near genius.”
It’s the best review anyone has ever written about any of my books.
If you want a copy of Time Magazine this week, you should probably go and get it now, because my mom is currently attempting to buy like every copy available on newsstands in America.
The entire review by Lev Grossman is perceptive and penetrating, and, despite reading it a bunch of times, I still can’t figure out my favorite part (maybe the distinction between sentimentality and emotion, or the part where he praises the ‘discipline’ John brings to the subject - I’m not gonna spoil it). I may not be able to choose my favorite part of Grossman’s review, but as a 42-year old reader and lover of John’s books, I was particularly delighted to read, “Green’s book is also a good example of why so many adult readers are turning to young-adult literature for the pleasures and consolations they used to get from conventional literary fiction.” Hallelujah! John Green. Knocking down the walls between “young adult literature” and adults one book at a time.
and now this.
I donated to make this happen. It is one of my proudest accomplishments ever.
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