Holy schlamoly. We totally got an oblique mention in the New York Times.

The tone is unbelievably smarmy and condescending, but dude.

This is my brain.

This is my brain BOGGLING THE FUCK OUT.

I’ll have something more intelligent to say about this once my brain stops going “AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.”

Thanks to the members of the Bitchery who e-mailed us the link.

p.s. For posterity, and for those who have difficulty viewing the page, here’s a PDF of the article.



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  1. 1

    You guys rock. Totally.

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  3. 3
    Keziah Hill says:

    SBs have truly arrived (as if we didn’t know that already). You now have total iconic status.

  4. 4
    Rosie says:

    What Keziah said…  Wait!  Crap!!  Shit!!  That’s probably not smart enough for a blog mentioned in the NY Times.  Oh and…I probably shouldn’t have cussed either?

    Oh and I also ditto the condescending and smarmy, but it IS the NY Times.

  5. 5
    Nathalie says:

    Okay, how come I can’t read the damn thing?! There’s this “Join Now and Be Forever Exalted” crap…but it doesn’t work! Please, someone, please, cut and paste the good stuff and post it here!


  6. 6
    Nora Roberts says:

    No more condescending than the NYT tends to be—and longer than the bit in the Wash. Post.

    Nice going, bitches.

  7. 7
    Kimber says:

    The controversy is also mentioned on the front page of today’s Washington Post business section.

  8. 8
    Tlönista says:

    Long-time reader, first-time commenter. I don’t read romance, but thanks to your blog I have new respect for the genre. The comments about those ads were especially amusing because I’m a philosophy student who happily reads Plato as well as “trash” – comics and SF.

    Anyway, delurked to congratulate you! Even if the article says the blog title’s “not printable in most newspapers”. You shocked the NYT!

    P. S. Nathalie, go to bugmenot.com for a username and password, or install the Firefox extension.

  9. 9

    Wow, I’m standing next to greatness here!  Way to go, SBs!

  10. 10
    kardis says:

    Congrats SBs!

  11. 11
    Vicki says:

    I am so glad I found your site (I linked over from wordwenches.com).  I have enjoyed the discussions, reviews and bitching immensley.  You bitches do rock!

  12. 12
    Carrie Lofty says:

    “is a place that pretty much sucks your soul drier than a stale raisin.”  Jeri!  You were quoted!  How cool!

  13. 13
    Diana says:

    Wow, I was quoted too! the pentagon and Harry Potter. Unreal.

  14. 14
    Marta Acosta says:

    Rock on, Candy & Sarah!

    But I suppose it was too much to hope that they’d link to your brilliant and obscene cover reviews if they’re too prissy to mention your website’s name.

  15. 15

    Dude. Totally famous.


  16. 16
    Stef says:

    I feel like I should send flowers.  Way to go, SBs!

    And Nora, way to kick some ass.

  17. 17
    Susan says:

    way to go! Smart bitches rule!

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    DebH says:

    The New York Times won’t print the word “bitch?”  What a bunch of wussies.

    Congrats, Candy and Sarah!

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    Kristie(J) says:

    Wowsers!!!  That is so coooooolll – even though so many who had something to add still just didn’t “get” it *sigh*

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    Suisan says:


    (Bitches can’t go into any edition of the Grey Lady? Who knew?)

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    Ursula says:

    So, your name, like Beetlejuice, must naught be spake aloud, or printed in ‘most newspapers’? Pussies!

    However, it is way cool that you were still mentioned!  We knew the Bitchery hath arrived many moons ago, however, now John Q. Plato-reading public knows that as well.

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    Ursula says:

    Oh, and by the way, I believe said vaunted Plato was a hard drinking man who liked to wrestle other men, naked. He could probably out man-titty the best of them. So what does that say about all those stuffed shirts reading him on the train?

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    desertwillow says:

    The New York Times!!! No Shit?!


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    bettie says:

    The New York Times – the paper that printed Jason Blair and Judith Miller – had the nerve to question your judgment?

    Sigh.  But I still love that haughty, snotty rag.  Kudos on your mention.

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    Jeri says:

    “is a place that pretty much sucks your soul drier than a stale raisin.” Jeri!  You were quoted!  How cool!

    Guess I’ll never have lunch in *that* town again.  Shame, because there’s this awesome Thai place off Dupont Circle…

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    azteclady says:

    Be offline a few days trying to get your house remodeled, and miss all the excitement!

    Yay bitches, rock on!

    (off to read all that has come after…)

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