There Are Better Ways to Relieve Depression Than a Disappearing Act — Hassling Scientologists is a Start

The Last Samurai (which has nothing to do with Tom Cruise) author Helen DeWitt has pulled a Spalding Gray. She disappeared shorty after emailing a friend that she was feeling depresed.

[8/29/05 UPDATE: We never bothered to report it, but Helen Dewitt was eventually found in Niagra Falls. In February, Ron Hogan reported that she was back writing: specifically, this “Letter to an Undergraduate.”]