Writers Take Up Occupy Wall Street Movement

By Enjoli Francis

Oct 18, 2011 6:32pm

Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan and “Lemony Snicket’s” Daniel Handler are just a few of the writers who have added their names to an ever-growing list of authors throwing their support — and their talents — behind Occupy Wall Street with an online petition.

On the website, the petition reads: “We, the undersigned writers and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement around the world.” Visitors are asked to submit their names and the titles of their books.

There is also a link to Handler ‘s “13 Observations Made by Lemony Snicket While Watching Occupy Wall Street From a Discreet Distance.”

Three are shared below:

1. There may not be a reason to share your cake. It is, after all, yours. You probably baked it yourself, in an oven of your own construction with ingredients you harvested yourself. It may be possible to keep your entire cake while explaining to any nearby hungry people just how reasonable you are.

2. It is not always the job of people shouting outside impressive buildings to solve problems. It is often the job of the people inside, who have paper, pens, desks, and an impressive view.

3. 99 percent is a very large percentage. For instance, easily 99 percent of people want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, and the occasional slice of cake for dessert. Surely an arrangement can be made with that niggling 1 percent who disagree.

To read — and chuckle — at the others, click here.

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