There's something vaguely diabolical about Jessica Seinfeld's book, Deceptively Delicious. The basic concept is that you hide good-for-you things like spinach and sweet potatoes in yummy things like brownies and mac & cheese. Except 1) People say her recipes are actually disgusting and 2) She may have stolen the ideas from another lady who thought of those gross combinations first
Ian McEwan pulls a Kaavya Viswanathan?
The Times reports today that author Ian McEwan is under scrutiny for passages in his bestselling Atonement that bear striking similarity to those from a memoir by romance novelist Lucilla Andrews, who died last month from cancer. The lines in question regard medical procedures -- check out McEwan’s take: “In the way of medical treatments, she had already dabbed gentian violet on ringworm, aquaflavine emulsion on a cut and painted lead lotion on a bruise.
Good gracious. First, a Harvard University freshman fucked up a two-book deal worth a cool half-mil. (For those living under a rock, Kaavya Viswanathan plagiarized a nice chunk of her YA novel, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life--just
your basic tween saga on ditching a super-scheduled, uptight
over-achiever persona for some juicy high school dramarama.