Saturday, September 25, 2010

Laughable Author Photos!

OMG!!! I stumbled across the funniest blog post I've seen in months. posted a bunch of hackneyed author poses. It seems that authors tend to do the "Thinkers Pose" with a hand propping up their chins (hiding saggy necks?), or pose at their writing desks, with pithy gazes, or--yick--pose with a smelly cigarette dangling from their lips. Do you have an author's photo on your jacketflap?
If so, what photo crime are you guilty of?
I'm a genius and I know it
Deep, tortured thinker
My studio is way cooler than yours
I'm a mess and that's awesome
Pretty Polly
Downer Debbie
Arrogant Adam
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  1. Laugh riot! I think all these poses demonstrate on thing all writers have in common: We'd rather be behind the scenes than in front of a camera.

  2. You got it. Love'n' Oscar Wilde's pimp cane!