This post was written by guest blogger Jimmy Beck.
I do some ghostwriting as part of my day gig–short pieces, not books (not yet, anyway). I was having beers with some pals last night, one of whom is ghostwriting a major project (he refers to himself as a “ghostly writer”). He shares my ambivalence about the whole enterprise: the ghostwriter gets neither the credit nor the blame. “This book is better than it would be because of me,” he said. “But it would be even better still if I were writing it under my own name.”