Elinor Lipman on the Fine Art of Blurbing

September 8, 2002

Novelist Elinor Lipman has written an essay for the New York Times on the fine art of blurbing – writing short, pithy quotes to appear on fellow authors’ dust jackets.  She tells Jim Fleming she has lost friends when her blurbs weren’t positive enough, and she tries to blurb only books she really likes.