Naomi Wolf goes Lemony Snicket one better: Busted
Naomi Wolf, author of "The Beauty Myth," took her support for the Occupy Wall Street movement to the limit last night, getting arrested with a group of protesters in Manhattan. Wolf, shown here in a 2008 publicity shot for the Baltimore Book Festival, was among the many writers who have noted their support for the movement on the OccupyWriters website. Others include Lemony Snicket, the nom de plume of Daniel Handler, Donna Tartt ("The Secret History"), Salman Rushdie ("The Satanic Verses"), Neil Gaiman ("American Gods"), and Andre Dubus III ("House of Sand and Fog").
But voicing support and getting cuffed by police are two different things. Wolf, a la Cornel West (who was arrested in a protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court building Sunday), made a stand and was taken to jail. In a piece in the Guardian, she described the arrest, which came after she had attended a Huffington Post event where protesters had gathered. Her lede (a pretty good one): "Last night I was arrested in my home town, outside an event to which I had been invited, for standing lawfully on the sidewalk in an evening gown."