Savage Love Next!
posted by June 13 at 15:20 PMon
The reviews for this week’s installment of “Savage Love” are already rolling in, and they’re decidedly mixed.
I’ve read you faithfully since junior year of high school, which makes it somewhere close to ten years now. I’ve always felt so much gratitude for filling the niche that you do, that I’ve never held it against you for persevering on politics (preaching to the choir). And I’ve never felt that you mailed it in—until this week.
I hope that you were either just proving a point, what with your merciless dismissals of these pathetic unconsidered inquiries, or merely overwhelmed by the luxury of some exotic excursion. But judging as how you usually regale us with stories of such adventures, I’ll go out on a limb and suggest the job has begun to catch up with you. Say it ain’t so! And, for the love of mankind, step it up next week, will you?
By the way, if you’re ever around Boston, I’d love to buy you a beverage.
I read you weekly in the Dig in Boston. I must say I prefer your amended, to-the-point responses in this “quickie” version of your usual column. You actually fit more bizarre stories and responses on one page, giving much more reading pleasure on a single page than usual.
Please consider this style moving forward and keep up the great work.
Brad In Boston
great advice in your latest column! you seem to be too busy to even bother… distracted? trouble at home? bored? where’s the love mr. savage?
Amazing. This week’s column is the best. More.
So, yeah, very mixed reviews on this week’s column. Some folks loved it, some hated it. But I never phone ‘em in, Jordan. This week’s column actually took more time to pull together than one of my usual Dan-on-a-rant columns. It took me longer to pull together letters that could be dismissed with a word two than grabbing the first few interesting letters off the top of the pile and banging something out would have.
But, like, hey. They can’t make everybody happy. And readers that were disappointed by this week’s column—no venting? no self-indulgent digressions? no political rants?—are gonna enjoy next week’s column, I promise…