The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Best-Selling Author Throws Fit After Being Snubbed In NY Times Year End List

Ayelet Waldman is the best-selling author of numerous books and failed to make the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2014 list, an otherwise meaningless list. Waldman felt as if she deserved a spot on the list, however, and instead of just voicing her disappointment, decided to flip her shit and show off some serious entitlement.

Waldman has since deleted most of the tweets because she's probably realized how awful she is but the embedded text is still appearing on Pajiba, so sorry, Waldman!

I am really not dealing well with having failed to make the @nytimes notable book list. Love & Treasure is a fucking great novel IISSM.
— Ayelet Waldman (@ayeletw) December 2, 2014


I never complain about this shit, but there are MANY books on that notable list with reviews that were NOWHERE near as good as mine.
— Ayelet Waldman (@ayeletw) December 2, 2014


What do they mean by "Notable?" How does a book that got a decidedly mediocre review count as "notable" when one with a good one doesn't?
— Ayelet Waldman (@ayeletw) December 2, 2014


Sometimes "being a writer" totally sucks. If it weren't for the actual writing, I think I'd go back to being a criminal defense attorney.
— Ayelet Waldman (@ayeletw) December 2, 2014


It's just so fucking demoralizing. You pour your heart into your work, you get awesome reviews, and then someone decides it's not "notable."
— Ayelet Waldman (@ayeletw) December 2, 2014


I mean. Why do I bother? I could write a fucking journal.
— Ayelet Waldman (@ayeletw) December 2, 2014


You know what? Do me a favor. Preorder my fucking paperback to make me feel better. http://t.co/BuNQhh3lpR http://t.co/p3iIq9N9hE
— Ayelet Waldman (@ayeletw) December 2, 2014


For every preorder I'll donate $1 to http://t.co/FDb9Onsude. Fuck the fucking NY Times.
— Ayelet Waldman (@ayeletw) December 2, 2014

















She then carried on on Facebook, then backtracked:











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I think if you're writing just to gain accolades, you're in the wrong business. The praise is wonderful but it shouldn't be the big reason you write.
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