Did I Mention Her Eyes Slant, Too?
Kakutani is a one-woman kamikaze...She disdains white male writers, and I'm her number one favorite target. One of her cheap tricks is to bring out your review two weeks in advance of publication. She trashes it just to hurt sales and embarrass the author. But the Times editors can't fire her. They're terrified of her. With discrimination rules and such, well, she's a threefer...Asiatic, feminist, and ah, what's the third? Well...let's just call her a twofer. They get two for one. She is a token. And deep down, she probably knows it.
-- Norman Mailer in Rolling Stone