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Rewriting Jane, an Austen-tatious move

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Blog Guy, I read that a handwritten draft of a Jane Austen book that was never published just sold for $1.6 million at auction. The story said it was an unfinished work. She’s my very favorite author!

Yeah, I know all about that. I was the anonymous telephone bidder who bought the draft. I’m eating barbecue ribs and reading her manuscript right now. It’s not bad.

Be careful with that! What are you going to do with it?

Well, I’ve never read any of her stuff, but I did like “The Six Million Dollar Man” when it was on TV.

Are you stupid? That was Steve Austin. This is JANE AUSTEN.

Oh. Crap. Anyway, I’ve been doing some research, and I figure I can just finish writing her book myself, and then get $400 million or whatever.