With the release of Jonathan Franzen's fifth novel "Purity," and also a slew of unflattering and misleading headlines (many, involving the alleged Iraqi war orphan the author once considered adopting to get to know the "younger generation" better), a new cheeky hashtag has emerged centered around a not-so-new image of the polarizing contemporary American novelist.
The image: Jonathan Franzen attending the panel "An Exchange - Is Techonology Good for Culture?" -- a 2013 event in conjunction with The New Yorker Festival -- and flashing some air quotes. The hashtag: #FranzenAirQuotes, in which people take turns imagining what sort of mansplain-y and/or self-righteous thing Franzen might have been saying while making the gesture.
If it's a thing, Franzen has very likely air-quoted it. Here are some of the best below: