How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely
Last summer, I came across a review for How I Became a Famous Novelist in The New York Times, and it sounded fabulous–a snarky parody of the book industry, especially bestselling fiction that boils down to nothing of particular merit. I finally got around to picking it up recently, and though it’s not aging particularly gracefully, I enjoyed it enough that I put it at the top of my priority list for an afternoon.
On Thursday and Friday of this past week, I, in whatever spare time I could grab, was fervently editing old and new posts to replace “…” with “…” and “-” with “–”. What on earth motivated me to do such a thing? Why, Typography for Lawyers! Despite the name, Typography for Lawyers isn’t just for lawyers. Matthew Butterick, a typographer-turned-lawyer, is sick and tired of looking at ugly law documents, where some lawyers believe putting things in ALL CAPS will draw a reader’s attention instead of repel it. To combat this, Butterick created Typography for Lawyers, a slick little website that offers a typography primer and refresher.