Fe de errataThis correction just in:
Mr. Fox --I apologize to both Gottliebs for my confusing them, and thank this correspondent for pointing it out, but I don't see that anybody was maligned. Check for yourself the original blog, in the Archive (left side of this screen), 2003/11/21.
You may be interested to know that in your 11/21/03 posting you confused Bob Gottlieb, former editor of The New Yorker, with the literary agent Robert Gottlieb.
They are two different people. Given the quote you mistakenly attribute to Bob Gottlieb, I might suggest that you appear to have unfairly maligned him.