Today his ex responded with this great essay on the Black Table. Though she inexplicably writes of her ex's clip as being something to crow about (I don't think she need worry about his impending fame), I have two bits of empathetic advice to Ms. Kirtz:
1. I really hope your ex isn't using that essay to get laid, because he comes off as a whiny, self-absorbed, insecure prick. Repeatedly. In every single sentence. To everyone who reads it. Especially girls.
2. At least you doesn't have to worry about seeing yourself in his "book about early-1900s Eastern Europe."