My favorite reaction to Sweet Judy's Blues comes from none other than Thomas L. Metaphorman:
Kurtz asked New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman why Miller seemed to draw such attention, pro and con. He replied: "You know, Judy has always been a pioneer and an agent of change, you know. And has been at the forefront of a lot of stories, and people like that in our business engender a lot of attention, a lot of criticism and a lot of jealousy. And that's the only way I can really explain it."
Thanks to Steve Smith for the pointer.
My expressed jealousy of Friedman here.