Hmmmm. While I agree about the bragging part, I always thought they were written in the third person so as to give the (usually mistaken) impression the person is successful enough to afford a publicist.Originally Posted by blansky
Personally, I dislike the typical flowery, pretentious bio/artiste's statements, although I recognize that style may have some appeal in certain circles. But, I find straight, factual background information useful in assessing a person's training, experience, and such. The key purpose, I believe, is to give the reader some reason for trusting your capability and a reason for going to the trouble of trying to figure out what your work is "saying".