Monday, July 16, 2007

Is Allison Pearson married or not?

What's the answer? No one's rushing to say she is - least of all Allison herself. A simple yes or no will suffice.

15 comments:

Allison Pearson said...

Ok Mme, you win. Anthony and I are not officially "married."

marcella said...

"I notice that in Allison's CV from her agent, PFD, the following statement is made: "She lives in Cambridge with the New Yorker writer Anthony Lane and their two small children."

Funny that. When I checked Google I was unable to find a single entry aside from PFD that failed to list the pair as married. The process took mere seconds.

Perhaps PFD failed to be clear enough on the point; perhaps Madame is just picking nits.

Anonymous said...

“Not offically ‘married’”… Just not married, then? I don’t think there are ‘official’ and ‘unofficial’ options when it comes to legal unions. Ah, bless. Never let the facts get in the way of a cosy domestic homily for the Mail masses, eh?

Anonymous said...

“Not offically ‘married’”… Just not married, then? I don’t think there are ‘official’ and ‘unofficial’ options when it comes to legal unions. Ah, bless. Never let the facts get in the way of those cosy domestic homilies for the Mail masses, eh?

disugstedoftunbridgewells said...

Ah, Marcella, it seems the density of web references to Ms (Miss?) Pearson’s ‘marriage’ reflects our heroine’s determination to put a different slant on her circumstances, rather than nit-pickery by Madame. Why the subterfuge, I wonder? Being unmarried is no big deal – there’s even a perfectly respectable term for one’s other half in such circumstances: ‘partner’. To use any other terminology is rather strange and, er, not officially ‘honest’…

Duralex said...

<< Madame is just picking nits. >>

Funny that. In French, we say "chercher des poux dans la tête", which is the exact equivalent of "picking nits". But in the case of Madame's pointless preoccupation, I'd much rather say "couper les cheveux en quatre" (cutting the hair into four slices). With pompous irony, I'd even dare say it's "quadricapillosectomy". ;-)

And meanwhile, the hoax goes on!

Arcati said...

I am quite sure that the person calling herself Allison Pearson cannot be she. Prove it Allison!

marcella said...

disugstedoftunbridgewells said...
"Ah, Marcella, it seems the density of web references to Ms (Miss?) Pearson’s ‘marriage’ reflects our heroine’s determination to put a different slant on her circumstances, rather than nit-pickery by Madame."

I am only familiar with Ms/Mrs Pearson's "chick-lit" and find it is not to my taste. Her lifestyle may well prove to be hypocritical however, Madame cherry-picked her information from one vague source ignoring dozens of more specific entries so this particular argument is rather specious.

As an aside, I salute Duralex for "quadricapillosectomy". Mon héros!

"The Forgotten Ones Fund"/stephanie mastini said...

Marcella, YOU are picking nits..give it a break! Your pompous attitude is truly uninspiring...(boring). A suggestion, go and grade papers at middle schools. Better yet, get a job as a proof reader. That should keep you busy temporarily. You appear to be a master of all trades. I love the psychiatrist bit you pulled. You appear to be parading as another pain in the ass. Guess who?

"The Forgotten Ones Fund"/stephanie mastini said...

Cherry picking? Now that is a dead give away Francine Mastini.Another faux pas of your hidden identity. (your schizophrenic blogs are hilarious!)..I have to fend off botulism trying to digest all the negativity.. I will not be deterred by your obnoxious anal fixations... What is significance of all the nit picking..For the record,I have NEVER made mention of Kevin or lent his name, time or money to my Foundation..I don't want it from "Father Claus"..People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones..Period. And as far as "officially" married. Syntax is so insignificant in the grande scheme.

Duralex said...

Marcella said :

<< As an aside, I salute Duralex for "quadricapillosectomy". Mon héros! >>

Hoho, in french, it's even more enjoyable ! Thank you dear, I'm doing my hardest to inject some fun in this pathetic post-victorian psychodrama.

Steph said :

<< Cherry picking? Now that is a dead give away Francine Mastini.Another faux pas of your hidden identity. >>

There, Steph, calm down, chérie (!). According to Google there are 746 000 occurences for "cherry picking", 22 900 for "picking cherries" and 20 100 for "pick cherries". You wouldn't seriously believe they're all coming from your sister, would you ? :-)

<< Syntax is so insignificant in the grande scheme. >>

Not only syntax. Us all, I fear...

The Daughter-of-a-Bitch said...

Just found something hilarious:

http://thomryng.livejournal.com/583492.html

Looks like the "Arcati and Steph" devilish duo have way too much time on their hands. Trolling around is very, very naughty, bitches, ya know! ;-)))

marcella said...

The Forgotten Ones Fund"/stephanie mastini said...

{gibberish with punctuation}

Here’s another cliché you’ll recognize: grasping at straws. Blaming me for every anonymous post is an exercise is desperation. For my part, now that you've made it clear you are a fraud with an ugly personal agenda - exactly as I suspected from your interview - I'm quite done with you. For your part, it's childish that you must be the center of every conversation.

Anonymous said...

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Please, no! Stephanie GO AWAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Anonymist said...

Miss Stephanie,

Did you mean to say Fred Claus?

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November 9, 2007 - USA release
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