Meghan O’Rourke Envy

The fine folks at Gawker have a longish essay trying to figure out “Why People Hate Meghan O’Rourke.” Or, more precisely, why they find it annoying that an attractive young Yale graduate who has had prestigious writing gigs at The New Yorker, Paris Review, and Slate is getting her first book of poetry feted in The New York Times Review of Books.

This would seem to be a question that answers itself, no?

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