04/05/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Andrew Young Is No J.D. Salinger

[H]ow far we have come from the days of admiring a reclusive writer who sought shelter from the corrosive effects of fame to celebrating a typist -- as Truman Capote once described "On the Road" author Jack Kerouac -- whose motives are only fame, the attendant lucre and, increasingly, political status.

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