Additional marginalia

  • Okay, James Frey admits extensive “fictions” in his memoir. I still love the books, particularly the first. While that is the one causing all the ruckus, I note it is still in the top ten bestsellers on Amazon.
  • A post by my MinusCar friend points me to an article from last year that might explain some of the malaise. Seems Jan. 24 is the “most depressing day” of a year.
  • While some of it carries a bit more humor than I think it should, Joel Stein’s “Warriors and Wusses” is worth a read. Once you have, you can imagine the response.
  • AlterNet has a roundtable discussion with “progressive publishers” about changing the country, one book at a time.

The real purpose of those [yellow] ribbons is to ease some of the guilt we feel for voting to send them to war and then making absolutely no sacrifices other than enduring two Wolf Blitzer shows a day.

Joel Stein, Warriors and Wusses

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