I don’t have it in me to be coherent about this, so let me just say the LongPen is ridiculous, and leave the better phrasing to YPTR:
This thing haunts me in my sleep. Why? Perhaps because it combines the thrill of an Alice Munro appearance with the excitement of a kiosk?
Now, honestly, is this meant to benefit the reader in any way? I see where it benefits Norman Mailer, because he doesn’t even have to put on his pajama bottoms to be adored. I see where it benefits his publisher, because they don’t have to spring for air travel or send over some poor erstwhile Communications major to try to cajole Mailer into his goddamn pajama bottoms.