Press Man: Cyberutopian Cyberloney
“I am a public man,” declares Jeff Jarvis, a blogger, founding editor of Entertainment Weekly, and well-paid consultant to Internet start-ups. How public is he, you ask? I’m not sure you want to know, but here goes. “In September 2009, I had surgery to remove my prostate and its cancer,” he writes in his new book, Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live. “I emerged, as all such patients do—at least temporarily—incontinent and impotent. I shared most every detail of the experience on my blog and, as a result, in print and on TV and radio.”
Enough? No? OK, what happened was, he had to wear a diaper, which he humorously likens to Baby Huey’s, and there was the catheter, and then after “[his] lack of erection” the doctors prescribed masturbation, and there were pills and various secretions and …
About the Author
Andrew Ferguson, our press critic, wrote last month about Dick Cheney. His new book, Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course on Getting His Kid into College, was published in March.