Daily Archives: December 23, 2006

Greetings From the Politburo

To answer a couple of e-mails I’ve gotten about the John Hersey illustration accompanying the NYT Sunday Book Review article about me and my books, yes, I think it’s supposed to be me, and as evidence of this, I have paired it above with what I suspect was its model, the picture on my bio […]

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Exit Interview From the Seventh Year

Athena, you are eight years old today. How does it feel to be eight? I’m not eight yet. What do you mean? Because I’m not eight until 3:31. Fine. Today is your eighth birthday. How does it feel to have reached such a momentous milestone? I feel fine, except that you were just being sarcastic. […]

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On the New York Times Sunday Book Review Piece

The New York Times Sunday Book Review piece on me and my books is now up, so I thought I’d make a few comments on it: 1. As to your first question of how do I feel about it: oh, come on. I just had a full page devoted to me in the New York […]

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