Monday, October 20, 2008

alas

"In business school, you know, the phrase had a distinct meaning: 'I'm going into publishing' meant something very specific. Like when you came out of an exam and someone asked you how you did and you knew you blew it, you just said, 'It looks like I'm going into publishing.' Or someone gets nailed with a professor's question on a case study, unprepared, and they fumble it, you can hear other students in the class singsonging: 'Looks like someone's going into publishing.'"

(Prague, Arthur Phillips, p 279)

8 comments:

Kerry said...

sad!

walkie-talkie said...

i wish it was that easy

Whirlochre said...

Gee, thanks, Mr Upbeat...

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Oh dear! And there the rest of the world thought it was about as glamourous as being a supermodel! ;-)

writtenwyrdd said...

In the academy I attended for work (not going to clarify that) our common phrase was "Would you like fries with that?" meaning you would shortly be working under the golden arches because you screwed up.

But for publishing to be slandered? That's a bit strange to my way of thinking.

Josephine Damian said...

PRAGUE's a great book, Moonie. Read it or did someone cull that quote and send it to you?

jalexissmith said...

oh dear. well, luckily, you love it. who cares what a stupid book says....

moonrat said...

JD--I've read it; wasn't totally crazy about it. Did a review on TheBookBook of some of what I felt were highlights, though!