September 16, 2008

I'll Write Your Autobiography

Ezra Klein has a great idea:

I've always thought that the next frontier in vanity industries should be commissioned biographies. Someone should set up a company employing out-of-work, or in-school, writers, and charge $30-$40,000 for beautifully bound, broadly positive, built-to-order biographies. They can even include some pictures. That way, you not only live forever, but get to control your story after you're gone. It's the perfect gift for the man who has everything but literal immortality.
If there were actually a market for this, I'd totally do it. Let me know if you're interested in having me ghostwrite for you.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 16, 2008 05:05 PM

Skim through the ads in a recent issue of the New Yorker. There's already some entity providing this kind of service.

Posted by: jabbett at September 16, 2008 05:21 PM
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