Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
This is funny stuff, and it brings back uncomfortable memories of wracking my brain to come up with individual pithy things to inscribe books with. Sure, for certain people you know well you can get coarse, suggestive, or even raunchy, like Karen Russell: “For Bill — You douche bag, you think you can emotionally manipulate me, a very nice person, into insulting you, by appealing to my niceness? Fuck you, Bill. You were right. Fuck you, dude.”
Oh how I wish I could have written something like that in Parts Unknown for some special so-and-so.
I like Stephen King’s too: “A dog as big as Cujo was nothing to get screwing around with. Not unless you wanted to spend the rest of your life wiping your ass with a hook.”
Any favorite inscriptions you’d like to share? Given or received?
And what’s to become of these things when the ebook takes over completely?
(Photo of a Mark Twain inscription via The Grems-Doolittle Library Collections.)