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Paul Strassfield
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Working in the spirit of Edmund Wilson.

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John Doe in North Korea

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 6:42 PM

The Orphan Master's Son (OMS) by Adam Johnson
(OMS just won the Pulitzer Prize. This was my review published in the SouthamptonPatch)


There's nothing like stargazing, especially when we're in trouble. Stargazing somehow absorbs us, bringing us back to ourselves....

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Assume a Virtue If You Have It Not

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 6:48 AM

Oddly Normal book review: John Schwartz's painful and humorous account of raising his son who's different.

I have the same problem that Timothy Noah has reading self-help books. I can't read them. I want to, but whenever I do they leave me cold. Sometimes, I think...

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Everything Really Will Be All Right

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 11:29 AM

Thanksgiving: How To Cook It Well by Sam Sifton

It's hard enough existing in the moment without being overwhelmed. Taking the long view, which includes considering the past, present, and future, is rare. That's why most food writing can be easy to resist when it doesn't tell a good story....

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