Joy in another’s misfortune, part 5,279, and other publishing news from the gutter

  • In the 90’s, Ellen Fein, author of The Rules, singlehandedly revived sexist dating strategies that went out with the beehive hairdo “time-tested secrets for capturing the heart of Mr. Right.” She forgot one important thing, though: the rules don’t work if you have ugly teeth. Whaddaya wanna bet Rules co-author Sherrie Schneider is sitting in silent judgment somewhere in a garish suburban McMansion? Schneider, baby, I’d wipe that smirk off your face and start reassessing the mating techniques that worked for you in 1995. Long hair, coyness and coquetry don’t look so nice on a middle-aged woman. (Sun-Times story via Michael at Bookslut.)

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