Private: Don’t, and do

Publisher’s Lunch takes note of a Wall Street Journal article (available only by subscription) about writers who don’t write blurbs for book jacket covers. Jan Karon, Ricky Moody and Jonathan Lethem evidently are among the unwilling.

The current issue of the New York Press reveals that the members of Romance Writers of America are “shockingly nice ladies.”

Helen Gurley Brown is a popular topic of conversation these days. There was that Telegraph piece about her earlier this month, and now the Village Voice sits down with the author and considers the current significance of Sex and the Single Girl.