_______: So. . .[name withheld publisher] just asked to see a headshot of me while they consider my manuscript. Is that. . .?
Me: Yeah, actually. I have a friend whose Italian and French publishers asked to see a body shot of her before they would bid on the book. And then we couldn’t decide if it was creepier that they bought it, which they did, or. . .what if they hadn’t after they saw the photo?
_______: I just can’t believe it’s like that.