Claim: Times’ Carr Received 1,200 E-mails After Memoir Excerpt

David Carr must be one busy man this month. In an interview with Salon’s Andrew O’Herir, Mr. Carr, The New

David Carr must be one busy man this month. In an interview with Salon’s Andrew O’Herir, Mr. Carr, The New York Times media columnist and author of the recently released book, The Night of Gun, says that he "got 1,200 e-mails when an excerpt of the book ran in The New York Times Magazine, and a lot of them were from people seeking recovery."

We know from Jennifer Senior’s profile of Mr. Carr in this week’s New York magazine that he probably felt compelled to answer them all since:

When he recently wrote a media column slamming Fox News, he got 450 e-mails, and he answered each and every one. ‘And why would I do that?’ he asks. ‘There’s a weirdness to it. Like if I don’t, flying monkeys will attack.’

When not preventing that flying monkey attack, Mr. Carr managed to make an appearance on The Colbert Report this week and send out an e-mail to friends asking them to buy the book. (Gawker described the note as "charming, self-promoting spam.") On top of all that, there are his regular writing duties at The Times. Does this guy ever sleep? Claim: Times’ Carr Received 1,200 E-mails After Memoir Excerpt