Publisher Responds to Dropped Author’s $13 Million Lawsuit

Publisher Responds to Dropped Author’s $13 Million Lawsuit

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After igniting a scandal all her own, Natasha Tynes’ publisher, Rare Bird Books, decided to no longer distribute her latest book They Called Me Wyatt, which was set to release under one of the publisher’s imprints this year. What was the scandal all about? Well, on her morning commute, Tynes snapped a picture of a mass transit employee having her breakfast on the train and proceeded to use that photo to call out that employee on social media: When you’re on your morning commute & see @wmata employee in UNIFORM eating on the train. I thought we were not allowed to …

Author Loses Book Deal After Tweeting Complaint About Public Transit Worker

Author Loses Book Deal After Tweeting Complaint About Public Transit Worker

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What’s the worst thing that a potential beau could do on a first date? Well, provided your date doesn’t snatch your wallet or set fire to the restaurant, the answer is nearly unanimous: treat the waitstaff poorly. Everyone knows the most fundamental tenet of common decency that of treating others with respect. No one is entitled to unkindness; certainly, no one has the right to mistreat someone whose job requires them to serve or assist you—that means no shouting at customer service reps, no predatory flirting with disinterested bartenders, no taking it out on a retail employee when you didn’t …