Wendi Update

by

comment

The Baltimore City Paper (that city's alternative newsweekly) has more scoop on the Wendi Thomas saga by writer Gadi Dechter.

Apparently, the Memphis return trip came as a complete surprise to the Sun's editor and staff. In fact, Thomas' first column for the Sun was set to debut tomorrow.

A copy of the now-never-to-be-published piece was given to City Paper. Some choice excerpts: "Nearly a month ago, I left Memphis, the city in which I grew up, the city where my parents and boyfriend still live, to take this job. I left behind a city and a state that I know all too well, and a great gig as a columnist there, to opine about a city and a region I barely know at all. I left behind the easy eating of pulled pork barbecue to work for my dinner, hammering out the white goodness in steamed crabs. And sometimes, I wonder if I left my good sense somewhere between the River City and Charm City."

No comment. Well, okay, one comment: That "white goodness" line is icky.

Add a comment