Would you steal your own book?

by Emilie van Damm
7th October 2015

I read many years ago that it was a tradition among writers - something of a rite of passage - to steal a copy of your own [first] book from a bookstore. Of course, back then, there weren't as many video cameras as there are now.

So... I divide the question into 2 parts:

a) Would you steal a copy of your first book if you were sure that you could get away with it? (i.e. Would the moral aspect not bother you?)

b) Given that you stand a higher chance of getting caught, would you dare to try it (in order to comply with this tradition / rite of passage)?

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Barbara Thompson
08/10/2015

I'm not familiar with this tradition. I wouldn't steal my own book. The moral aspect would bother me. However, I would be delighted to see it on bookshelves.

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