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IDT Staff Reading Lists: February ’08

Matt Borondy: Felicia Sullivan’s The Sky isn’t Visible from Here; The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel; and three random picks from the Burlington library (I just got a library card for the first time in five years): How to be Alone by Jonathan Franzen, Back on the Fire by Gary Snyder, and The Best American […]

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A Year of Magical Thinking

Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

“And this one is called The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion, and it’s about… Well, it’s about death.”

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More Editing than Reading

I’ve been doing a lot more editing than reading lately, but I’m hoping to soon return soon to Lyanda Lynn Haupt’s Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin’s Lost Notebooks and James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son, to say nothing of the backlog of magazines piling […]

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Truth in Memoir

James Frey gave the public what it was looking for, and was probably a little more subject to its whim than he realized.

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Welcome to the Vanishing Point: A Shadow in the City: Confessions of an Undercover Drug Warrior by Charles Bowden

O’Shay wants to retire from his job. He wants to walk away from what has become too easy for him—getting close to his enemies and then destroying them.

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Andy Behrman

Andy Behrman

“SCREAM AND JUMP UP AND DOWN ABOUT YOUR BOOK. SEND OUT SMOKE SIGNALS. DO EVERYTHING EXCEPT TAKE YOUR CLOTHES OFF IN PUBLIC PLACES.”

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Like Camphor in Fire: Elizabeth Kadetsky’s First There is a Mountain

Colette LaBouff reviews First There Is a Mountain: A Yoga Romance by Elizabeth Kadetsky

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Michael Lewis on Moneyball

Michael Lewis

“It’s knuckle-headed stuff. The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom.”

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