Marty Beckerman was in a Washington, D.C., bookstore in March pushing copies of his new book, "Generation S.L.U.T.: A Brutal Feel-Up Session with Today’s Sex-Crazed Adolescent Populace." Mike DeBonis reports on the early success of the 21-year-old American University student. While Beckerman was a summer intern at New York Press in 2002, then editor John Strausbaugh helped him connect with a literary agent. The young author tells Washington City Paper the deal he struck with MTV/Pocket Books should get him through a semester of college.
Taffy Akner interviews New York Press Editor John Strausbaugh for mediabistro.com and finds it "hard to tell if Strausbaugh is the coolest dude ever... or the world's biggest geek." Conclusion? Whatever, he's a rock star.