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This article in one of the most embarrassing things I've ever read. I was cringing so much while reading it that I'm now practically in a foetal position of cringiness. Seriously, it puts this week's Extras to shame (and I was literally writhing with embarrassment while watching Andy at the prayer meeting. Very funny, though, especially Kate Winslet's phone-sex faces). What is wrong with Liz Jones? Seriously, why did an editor let her publish all this nonsense? Surely someone should have stopped her? Her old column itself (which I sadly remember all too well) was bad enough, but this is a new low.

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daegaer
Aug. 6th, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
Good God. Liz Jones really is the new Katharine Flett. It'll be no real surprise when she starts writing about her divorce. She sounds horribly immature, and her husband sounds like a complete prick. Dump the fucker, Liz, just dump him!
biascut
Aug. 6th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I don't think Kathryn Flett was ever that bad. She had a sense of humour and irony about her, and a fairly strong conviction that she was actually attractive and successful even through her divorce, that Liz Jones seems to lack. Kathryn Flett might have written humorously about disastrous dates of her youth, but she wouldn't give the impression that her love life was as pathetic and desperate and unhappy as Liz Jones does.

Good Lord. I can't imagine what's keeping her with him. She sounds miserable with him, and she doesn't sound that scared of the idea of being single.
daegaer
Aug. 7th, 2005 07:31 am (UTC)
I did like Flett's sarcasm (and the story about her shooting her wedding ring!) - Liz Jones, though, argh! Her friends should kidnap her and give her a good talking-to. Her husband probably isn't quite as much of a prick as she makes him out to be, but even if only half of it's true, she'd be far better off alone. (And does she honestly think he's coming back after his three month gallivant to India? Perhaps she's hoping he's leaving her so she doesn't have to do the work of leaving him. Where the hell are her friends to talk some sense?)
theodicy
Aug. 6th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
I scanned the article really really fast (likethat) and, sweet Baby Jesus, this woman probably sends a press release after a particularly good crap. Please, please, God, don't let her breed. Ever.
roseability_
Aug. 6th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
That was the literary equalivent of a car crash. Does she not have a single friend who is willing to tell her that perhaps instead of writing about her problems (and, slightly implied, that she started arguments to generate her columns) she should actually talk to her husband about her problems? Every other person mentioned in that column (aside from the litany of ex-boyfriends) was related to him. His friends, his mother, except for the anonymous chorus towards the end who do the usual "you're so great" thing.

Overall she came across as a very sad, lonely individual with a desperate need for some sort of attention. Especially the final paragraph where she grandly declares that she doesn't really care about her husband leaving her because she just wanted to see what it was like. It was only a laff!
roseability_
Aug. 6th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
* equivalent. Whoops.
zoje_george
Aug. 6th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
I got this far: "During my entire time in school, while other girls were having abortions..." and had to stop before I whipped out the credit card and purchased a plane ticket I can't afford to go over there and kick her ignorant ass.

Shame on her editor, shame.
stellanova
Aug. 6th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
I know, that was one of the worst bits. Trying to make herself look pathetic and sympathetic by comparing herself to all her happy classmates and their casual abortions? So fucked up and offensive on about a million different levels.
theodicy
Aug. 6th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
:bile rises:

Oh Christ. I missed that particular GEM of a phrase. Move over, honey; I'm comin' with. I'll wear my Docs.
dorianegray
Aug. 6th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
Ugh. She reminded me strongly of all the characters I dislike most in chicklit. The ones I just want to smack upside the head and scream, "look, marriage is not the be-all and end-all of life! What fucking century are you living in anyway, you brain-dead cow? Grow up and cop yourself on!"
socmot
Aug. 6th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
She do us all a favour and put a gun to her head, and save the rest of us the bother. Good sweet jaysus, that was awful.
perishtwice
Aug. 8th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the off-topic post, but I misplaced your email addy and wanted to ask if Marie and Nuit have arrived yet? I hope they're not lost - just let me know and I can always replace them or refund you.
Thanks,
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