Here’s an interesting discovery. While surfing the Internet I came upon this handwritten note explaining some of the reasons why author Judith Krantz quit the publishing business. Inscribed in her 1996 best-selling book SPRING COLLECTION to someone she obviously knows it goes on saying “I’d had enough of living alone with a computer all day.” Here’s the full text:
“September 17, 2005
Dear Michael’s family,
This book was lost in a past secretary’s office for three years! I discovered it yesterday with horror –you must have thought I’d disappeared. I’m always delightful to hear from you—especially since you write suck kind letters.
My husband, family and I are well and working. I quit writing five years ago— I’d had enough of living alone with a computer all day—and since then I’ve been going to art classes and learning something entirely new! P. 123 “’Besides, I was still in the mood to dance, damn it!’” With my best regards—Judith Krantz”
I’ve always wondered why she wasn’t writing anymore. Now I know. And so do you.
Until next post—Martin
UPDATE: Turns out it was an eBay auction of a person who had been in contact with the author and who was sent the hardcover back three years later after asking for a personal inscription. He or she asked $45 for it online and it never sold.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Well, it looks like the book is back online at the same asking price. So if you’re interested…