Jonathan Franzen Is ‘Out of the Blurb Business’

Writer Jonathan Franzen attends the HBO Documentary Films Celebrates "Birders: The Central Park Effect" With A Picnic In The Park on June 26, 2012 in New York City.
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It might be time to stop writing books, everybody — Jonathan Franzen is on an indefinite blurb sabbatical. He told Time, “I thought, either I’m getting to be an old softie, or people are writing good novels.” Whatever it is, Franzen is "out of the blurb business.” It's cool, Jonathan "Don't Call Me Dennis Franz-en" Franzen, we don't need your blurbs, the book industry is doing super great, right?