...has published a book of photographs: What I See. It is flying high in the Amazon listings, although I gather the photos are rather poor.
1. Of course, as a struggling writer*, I envy his success, and the fact that a name undoubtedly gets you places. But -
2. Do people really have to be quite so nasty (read the reviews)? The photos may be bad, but if Penguin, no less, were prepared to publish it, he'd have been a fool to say no. Would you have turned down a deal from, Penguin? I certainly wouldn't. And his name must be a handicap as well as a help, for how will he ever know whether something he has done is good or bad, when the name of Beckham will inevitably open doors wherever he goes? He's only eighteen. I genuinely hope that he's not hurt by those reviews, but that his parents have prepared him for this sort of unkindness.
*Please read my books! Just saying...