Friday, August 25, 2006
I've got this job at NYT
Yeah, I'm happy to be here
Sure, our readership is dropping off
(we don't mention Jason Blair)
Our "agendas" match up well
So it's been a decent gig.
But every writer has a DREAM
To some day make it BIG!!
To write The GREAT American Novel
To be pursued by Random House
So when my cell phone rang that day
My heart was in my mouth!
"We read that Duke Lacrosse piece
We're trembling with desire
Imagination, fancy, oh, that prose
Words that set the page on fire!
This mind might create a new Harry Potter!
A Stephen King with his horror speil... ..!
Oh, no, dear Duff we don't mean YOU...?
But....your Gottlieb's getting..... A BOOK DEAL!!!
So that's the way it all played out
While I sit here taking orders
From editors and publishers
Gottlieb's signing books at Borders.