So what do you think? Will you write me a blurb for my new book?

Um, I don’t know. Who else is writing one?

We’re not sure yet. There has been a lot of interest.

Oh really? Interest in the blurb writing?

It’s the kind of book that blurbs well. People are kind of excited.

Oh, so I should be honoured?

Well, I mean, I don’t want to sound pompous or anything–

But?

But you know who has already offered.

Oh really?

As long as I put it on the front of the book, at the bottom, in quite a big font.

Why don’t you just use it as the title?

I thought of that, but apparently it’s a really bad idea.