Oh no, he did not say that

Publisher thinks bestselling author has great gams!

Published November 7, 2005 2:16PM (EST)

I figured I must have read this wrong yesterday, but this morning, the newsprint was the same.

The Sunday New York Times ran an article about Lauren Weisberger, author of "The Devil Wears Prada" and the recent, critically reviled "Everyone Worth Knowing." In it, reporter Erika Kinetz summarized Weisberger's meteoric success, noting that she's made nearly $4 million between book sales, advances and movie deals, and that her second effort debuted at No. 10 on the Times bestseller list.

She also spoke to David Rosenthal, publisher at Simon & Schuster, which is publishing "Everyone Worth Knowing." "It's a fairy tale come true, ain't it?" Rosenthal observed to the paper. "And she's got great legs. What more can you ask for?"

That totally reminds me of how Rosenthal used to go on and on about bestselling author Dave Eggers' amazing pecs!

Oh yeah, that didn't happen.

By Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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