Now that Harvard young-adult-lit plagiarist Kaavya Viswanathan has lost her book deal, does she get to keep her $500K advance? I would like to think not, but what if she already spent it? My buddies at the PEN15 Club have gotten the inside scoop on just how that money disappeared. My favorite:
$150 – Sex and the City DVDs and Ben & Jerry’s pints, for those lonely Friday nights when “I have a publishing deal” just didn’t impress the boys.