The Cult of JT LeRoy Reviews

  • Jul 09, 2017

    Sadly ridiculous. This anti-feminist Sturm doesn't believe it's okay for an author to use a pseudonym. What's sad is not that a couple of rich a-holes got embarrassed, but that a great writer like Albert may have not even gotten the praise she deserved, at least not as soon as she did, without taking on a persona. This speaks volumes about the sexism still permeating our society. For Ms. Sturm, as George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) once said, "Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker."

    Sadly ridiculous. This anti-feminist Sturm doesn't believe it's okay for an author to use a pseudonym. What's sad is not that a couple of rich a-holes got embarrassed, but that a great writer like Albert may have not even gotten the praise she deserved, at least not as soon as she did, without taking on a persona. This speaks volumes about the sexism still permeating our society. For Ms. Sturm, as George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) once said, "Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker."