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J.K Rowling has an outbreak of 'Don't you know who I am?' syndrome

Just spotted this on the Noo Yawk Times site.

J.K was in NY for a book reading, and had taken the one handwritten manuscript of her latest Potter opus, and threw a hissy fit at the somewhat unflexible security goons at JFK when they would not let her take it on as hand luggage. As my regulars will know, I regard the current security restrictions on hand luggage as frankly silly, and smacking of tokenism. However, rules are rules, and should be of universal application. Beyond that, does this particular multi-millionaire not think that it might be an idea to invest in a scanner and a printer and then take a second generation copy of her materials when travelling?

And the classic retort to DYKWIA is to announce over the PA system that there is a confused person at the desk and to ask if anyone can help identify the confused soul.
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Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 3:12 pm

£600 million in the bank and not a bad looking lass ,why Cant I find one of those?
My only brush with a succesful literary figure involved a friend of a friend shagging carol vorderman on crete, oh and I once saw Harold Pinter in Holland park , he looked very angry  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:49 pm

like the sound of the carol vorderman story.

The mind boggles!  

Anonymous Verity said... 4:14 pm

Ere! I'll bet that 'arold Pintah wuddov neva a took a book over there. E wuddov kept all 'is books at 'ome, he would. Clever cove like that.

Actually, this story doesn't surprise me. There's something about that woman I just don't like - although it's great that she made all that money. I'm all for people making vast piles of money. But there's something a little self-righteous about her. Anyway, as you say, Croydonian, why on earth didn't she have it copied or scanned? She was walking around with only one copy of the MSS of her final book? Or is she one of these writers who are too precious to understand modern technology? (And airport security measures?)  

Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 5:59 pm

come on verity suprise us all
say something nice about somebody (other than ayn rand or rosa klebb)

Blogger Croydonian said... 6:18 pm

I know you are being tongue in cheek Peter, but you know the rule...  

Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 9:31 pm

I love veritys postings , as you say it was tongue in cheek ,I dare she will recognise that(in between drowning kittens)  

Anonymous Verity said... 1:48 pm

Croydonian - Actually, I find Peter Hitchens as entertaining as I'm sure you do. I'm not offended at all. But thank you for the generosity of intent.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:51 pm

My pleasure. Glad we are all happy.  

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