Benjamin Rosenbaum

Comments on "Blogging the Struggle, part 2"

B said: "In other news, does anyone else find April Fools' day a really cognitively demanding holiday?"

Why, what did they do to you?

Posted by susan at April 2, 2007 02:14 AM

That was supposed to be the tip-off that this was a joke. :-)

But Aviva and Noah did fool me several times. (It's pretty easy to fool parents. "Help, I have a splinter... april fool!")

Mostly it's the having to be on guard all day, carefully evaluating whether everything you hear is true. It's kind of exciting, but also exhausting.

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at April 2, 2007 12:10 PM

*I* thought it was funny, Ben. :-)

Posted by Mary Anne Mohanraj at April 3, 2007 08:45 AM

You know, the disadvantage of finding an April Fools' joke on April 3rd is that you're no longer on your guard.

I read at first with increasing horror your post, but I've found myself warming to it. The good news is that if you end up getting stuck on The Story of Siob, this would not be an altogether horrible backup.

Ok, maybe it would. But horrible in a good way.

peace
Matt

Posted by Matt Hulan at April 3, 2007 10:41 AM

Greetings. This lurker, for one, went "Dang!" upon rumbling the gaff. What can I say? I bought it! I was all ready to read it with great enthusiasm! Please reconsider.

best,

j.

Posted by jan at April 3, 2007 11:18 PM

I am never on my guard. My kids tell stories like "Mom, a giant pink elephant just landed on the balcony!"

Sorry about your grandmother. She sounds like she was a lot of fun.

Posted by susan at April 4, 2007 02:45 PM

I got up to Proust and thought, not "this is fake" (because it's the 5th!) but "when is Ben going to make this clever?" I was all excited to see what super-weird twist was coming up. ("pored over until only shreds remained" was also a pretty clear stylistic divergence, but I figured you were doing it on purpose.)

Uh, not that the April fool's thing wasn't clever. I meant, make the book clever.

Posted by JessieSS at April 5, 2007 10:17 AM

I think it sounded like a pretty good book.

You should at least do a short story.

Posted by Jamey at April 16, 2007 02:29 PM

Don't scare me like that.

Posted by David Moles at April 17, 2007 06:55 AM

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