David Remnick Too Modest to Write Memoirs

David Remnick is not (NOT) writing his memoirs. MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman learned this the hard way—by asking him, and being shamed:

Suddenly thinking I might be on to something and hoping I’d get a scoop, I asked him if he planned to write his memoirs someday.

Remnick looked mortified.

“God forbid! Jesus! God almighty,” he said.

Remnick explained that he loathed how self-indulgent memoir writers can lapse into egotistical strolls down memory lane.

Also, Remnick finds that journalists’ memoirs have a structure that is “not pleasing.” But we’re sure enough coffee could change that!

David Remnick Too Modest to Write Memoirs