The nominees for the Man Booker Prize, the UK's equivalent of the Best Book Oscar, have been announced. Though we love lists/awards/hall-of-fames of all variety we want hide under the sofa when they land in our laps.
This tall, lithe, creature, with toned-as-Michelle-Obama's arms and a living-in-the-Bahamas tan, a creature whose latest internationally bestselling novel has garnered reviews Martin Amis would kill for, can't really mean 'self-loathing,' can she?
Never mind TST would watch Lynn Freed read the back of a soup can. Give her 10 minutes and she'd have that soup can speaking Dutch and flirting with a bag of soda crackers. Simply one of the classiest acts in contemporary literature. Makes you feel smarter just hanging around.
What progress we have made that a few stories on the internet can make a giant like Amazon apologize and change because their actions offend notions of equality and decency that include LGBT Americans.