3777/1234817168-dee-snider.jpgAs Maud points out, Ian McEwan sheltered Salman Rushdie in the early days of the Satanic Verses fatwa.

It's wonderful that McEwan put himself on the line for a friend like that, but I do have to say: Wasn't that kind of an obvious hiding place? "Where's this bestselling, critically acclaimed author hiding? Possibly with that other bestselling, critically acclaimed author!" If I were in charge of hiding Salman Rushdie, I totally would've made him become roommates with Dee Snider. People would still be looking for him today.