rexbog, the novel: You’ll recall the earlier post about all the magazine-genre books. Now NYT Magazine contributor Joyce Chang explains the phenomenon in a satirical essay. It includes this great description of how to describe ones writing style: “Jay McInerney meets Jane Austen.”
Working at a magazine is like social boot camp. It teaches you how to dress, where to go, who to know and what to talk about, and certainly, if nothing else, it slims you down by virtue of peer pressure and stress.