Morning Bites: Printed Matter, Keret Suggests, Another Possible Publishing Merger, Roasting Shteyngart, Irony Replies, And More


Hetty Green, “The witch of Wall Street,” was born on this day in 1834. There’s a newish book out about her that The Daily Beast recently talked about.

Simon and Schuster and HarperCollins  getting together?

Printed Matter got really screwed by Sandy.

Etgar Keret suggests you read this Janet Frame story at Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading.

Also at Electric Literature: Chris Knapp on how you can live with irony.

Ann Powers also weighs in on the irony piece and kinda makes most other commentary hereafter irrelevant in a non-ironic way.

Edward Champion reports from the roast of Gary Shteyngart.

“This is not an infographic” at Impose.

“I don’t really give a shit what people think.” – Kathleen Hanna talks with A.V. Club.

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