August 03, 2009

Outpouring of support

I really do appreciate all the support my friends have given me over the last few days. I know that, to some people, this all seems pointless -- "You're just giving her free press," people have scolded me. Okay, I know. But it's not my goal to stop her from selling books, it's not my goal prevent her from being a bestseller -- Charla Krupp could sell a bazillion books, she probably will, she's a very good writer and has a lot of good ideas. How many books she sells -- that's none of my business. All I want is that someone who I consider a colleague in the same New York City-based women's lifestyle journalism and media industry (it's actually a really small world) to have the decency and respect to not copy my book title. That. Is. All.

Here's the thing that really gets me. After I posted my first entry about "How Not to Look Fat" Jr.'s impending arrival, Charla Krupp sent me a Facebook message. In it, she wrote, and I quote:

"By the way, did you see the new book, How Not to Act Old? I think I know how you feel. Really I do."

Oh really? So, someone co-opted the title of Charla Krupp's first book, she got upset, so she turns around and does it to another author.

Thanks a lot.

The saying isn't "Do unto others as others have done unto you," you know?