October 17th, 2012 / 11:06 am

I read Benjamin Anastas’s novel An Underachiever’s Diary a while back and liked it.  I read these Salon and Daily Beast excerpts from his new memoir Too Good to Be True today and I feel profoundly anxious about money, relationships, and–most of all–writing as a career.


  1. Spenser Davis

      OK SURE, it sucks when people don’t like your book. His story sounds like the script to the shitfest film “The Words.” His story comes off as the most pretentious humblebrag I think i’ve ever read! I’d give a lot to have at least a moderate percentage of his success

  2. Nick Mamatas

      What are you giving now to get that moderate percentage of his moderate success?