July 5, 2004

The Personal is Political
Tony Hendra

All About Me -- Wouldn’t you just love to hear Diana Sands tell her side of this story? “Tony Hendra?” you can just hear her saying. “He was always trying to get me to sleep with him. And here’s the best part: The more I insulted him, the more he wanted me. Years later, when we finally did sleep together, it was awful. I tried to make him feel better by telling him it was just all about politics. In reality, he was just a zero in the sack.” This New York Times magazine essay (July 4, 2004) is Look-At-Me! writing at its worst -- self-absorbed, self-indulgent, completely void of perspective and insight, transparent to everyone except the writer himself.


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