The Disrespectful Interviewer

Title: The Disrespectful Interviewer
Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Publisher: Hat City Press
Published: March 22, 2013
Genre: Non-fiction, humor
Source: Author

Amazon Summary:
Just what the title promises! Thirteen disrespectful interviews with authors, including: Chris Cleave, Jon Clinch, Tish Cohen, Joseph Finder, Kristy Kiernan, A.S. King, J.A. Konrath, Greg Logsted, Lisa McMann, Lynn Price, Lev Raphael, Adriana Trigiana...and Lauren Baratz-Logsted - discover new favorites and see some of your favorite authors, like you've never seen them before!

My thoughts:
I live in agony of interviews. I am thrilled to interview the authors that I do, but I also dread it. Why? Because trying to come up with questions that the author hasn't been asked at least a thousand times already is tough. There are times when I've tried to be more laid back with the interviewee and have fallen flat on my face. Why did I tell you all this? So that you can understand my appreciation of this book. Lauren Baratz-Logsted has compiled 13 'disrespectful' interviews that first appeared on Writer-in-Residence between 2009-2010 into this hilarious book. 
How disrespectful are the interviews? Well, since the authors know they're in a sense getting 'roasted', it's not really that bad. Some of the authors give it back just as good as they get it. I love reading the authors' answers to Lauren's quirky questions. She asks some pretty amusing questions. I love the sarcastic snark she puts out along with her fascination with General Hospital. 
Overall I think anyone who has ever had to conduct an interview or loves reading interviews will find this book amusing. I found some 'new to me authors' as well which is always a plus. 

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  1. I just got this one and am really curious! I have a hard time with interviews too cause coming up with new questions is SO hard! I'm glad this book was good!

    1. Great! I have a hard time, too. I think that's why I enjoyed this book so much. Lauren Baratz-Logsted makes it look so easy. I hope you enjoy reading it.


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