Friday, January 15, 2010
Ham on Wry
Well this is actually really cool.
Alert Reader Jillian just sent me an interesting little tidbit that I have to pass along because I'm insecure and crave validation, which I get via shameless ploys for attention from strangers. As it turns out, best-selling author Andrew Morton, who wrote the hugely popular and highly controversial Diana: Her True Story, referenced me by name in the equally popular biography of Tom Cruise that he wrote two years ago and updated last year.
What he mentioned was the piece I wrote for the Huffington Post in January of 2008 on Anonymous's war on Scientology.
Here's the quote from page 336 of Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography.
"As writer Chez Pazienza wryly observed, 'It's kind of satisfying to watch someone turn the tables on Scientology, using the same brand of furtive cloak and dagger absurdity to publicly shame an adversary that the church has used for decades."
Hear that? I'm wry.
Somewhere out there, M. Emmet Walsh, armed with a high-powered rifle, has just closed his eyes and flipped through Morton's book, slammed his finger down randomly and is now saying, "Chez Pazienza. Sounds like a typical bastard."