And That’s Just His Blurbs, Mind You

CBC: “Eggers’s approach to blurbing is novel; the slightly absurd tone is not. Every newly published book heaves with hyperbolic quotations — and the language is getting more and more preposterous.”


  1. Eggers and I are both University of Illinois grads. Maybe someday, if his head doesn’t explode before then in hyperbole overload, I’ll get him drunk at an Illini tailgate party and hit him up for a blurb. I can see it now…

    “Pete Anderson is brilliant, brilliant, and I’d like to bear his child were such a thing biologically possible. Oh, and he’s brilliant.”

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