the pen is mightier
The city comptroller’s race was ratcheted up a few notches with a particularly nasty televised debate this morning. But the rhetorical bout, which was also playing out in inboxes across the city, far from ended when the cameras stopped rolling.
Even during the debate, as the candidates were sparring, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s campaign was sending out a flurry of “FACT CHECK” emails to reporters that totaled about 12,000 words. (They can be found in full on the new “Spitzer Response” Tumblr blog, which spans more than twice as long.)
The New York Post and corporate book publishing sibling HarperCollins have teamed up for a foray into the brave new world of e-publishing. Tricks of the Trade, by Eliot Spitzer scandal veteran Ashley Dupré, goes on sale today. The Post’s press release describes Ms. Dupré as ”America’s most famous former escort,” which, while a dubious distinction, we suppose isn’t inaccurate.
The book, collected from Ms. Dupré’s “Ask Ashley” columns in the newspaper, gives advice on romance–from lust to healthy relationships.