Okay, let me try to write a letter before Blogger plans an outage again.
Let's all hope.
Dear Michael Pietsch, publisher of Little, Brown and Co.,
One of your clients, Kaavya Viswanathan, is accused of plagiarizing two of Megan McCafferty's novels, Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings, in her novel How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life.
Instead of realizing that your client has the potential to be the next James Frey (and is ruining the trade of writing for anyone that dreams of writing a novel, including me), you said
The Harvard Crimson put a whole list up of similarities and you still think that Viswanathan unintentionally plagarized her novel in certain places?
One question: Why are you an editor again?
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