This is an old topic, much trodden in these parts. But, I'm finally getting around to writing a review that was due 18 months ago (it has now become a review essay) and so I'm returning to old themes. Why, why, why do 'critics' attack Zizek for writing too much? An essay in one book I'm reviewing treats the amount of his writing as a symptom. What amount is symptomatic? When does quantity equal pathology? Is a journalist who publishes weekly or twice weekly or thrice weekly somehow diseased? Are all bloggers suffering from pathology? (The answer to this might be yes without that indicating that might larger point is wrong). Who decides on the number that becomes 'too much'? In law, Cass Sunstein publishes a couple of books a year. Is he ill? What about Stephen King? Did Derrida suffer from the same malady? I suspect that the accusation of 'too much' is raised by people who don't publish enough, who are worried that they might look bad, like they are lazy, like they should be doing more.