Posted Aug 13, 2007 04:01 pm CDT
Blogging was the ticket to success for Harvard University law student Jeremy Blachman.
After interviewing for work as a summer associate, he created an online character called Anonymous Lawyer that was based on the partners he had met. Readers believed the writer who wrote about his e-mail obsession and his fired housekeepers was real, the New York Times reports. (The site now discloses that the writer is “a fictional hiring partner at a large law firm in a major city.”)
“I hate Fridays,” Anonymous Lawyer wrote in an early post. “Everyone else in the world loves Fridays because it means the weekend is here. I hate Fridays because it means another weekend when I should be home but instead I’ll either be at work, thinking about work, or wondering if I should be at work. Saturday at least. Sunday I don’t work. Well, 80 percent of the time. Sunday is help my family spend my paycheck day. Anyone want a pony?”
Now Blachman has turned his posts into a book that he promotes on his new blog, and is talking to NBC about a possible TV show based on the character.
His blog sums up his life story: “Went to law school, started writing a blog, got a book deal, wrote a novel, and trying to make things work as a writer.”