Meanwhile, the best and most hilarious comment of them all came last night, but before I could respond this morning, it was deleted from the post (maybe the guy did some research):
MFA's who write first "novels" responding to their work is sad and a sign of the times. I took Cris Mazza at UIC and she used to make us positively review her works on Amazon. So much for criticism. Leigh Stein you should be ashamed of yourself.
This is hilarious for a few reasons.
1. I don't have an MFA.
2. I didn't even graduate high school. I dropped out in 2002.
3. I'm currently a working adult going to school full-time, trying to finish my bachelors degree at Brooklyn College. Today I have to finish reading Knight of the Burning Pestle and write a response paper, and do a report on an online museum for my Jewish Diaspora class.
4. It's called a "novel" because it's "fictional."