When editing gets in the way of love

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Ah, editors. They sure do know what’s best.

McSweeney’s features Jimmy Chen’s take on what Gordon Lish might have done to Raymond Carver’s OkCupid profile.

If you want the lowdown on the real struggle between Carver and Lish, take a look at this New Yorker article.

And you thought your inner editor was tough.


Nikita Schoen is an intern at The Rumpus, and a Writing & Literature student at California College of the Arts. She lives in San Francisco. More from this author →