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Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
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How to Cook a Wolf by M F K Fisher
How to Cook a Wolf

Lisa Smith, March 3, 2009

There is no one like M.F.K. Fisher for instructing on how to hold your head high during hard times. The wolf she is cooking is the one who is at the door. (And she was writing in the time and place of food rationing.) She cooks him well, with advice on the relationship between discipline and appetites, with recipes, and with spirit. Must reading in these days.
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Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama by Jory John
Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama

Lisa Smith, February 11, 2009

If the children are happy about Obama's election, writing letters to him won't change that. As I haven't read the book, I don't know all the advice, skepticism, and recognition of difficulties it contains.

I do know one kindergartner who says, "It must be hard to be president. You have to get dressed up all the time."
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Obliviously On He Sails: The Bush Administration in Rhyme by Calvin Trillin
Obliviously On He Sails: The Bush Administration in Rhyme

Lisa Smith, January 28, 2009

I can't remember the title of first volume of Trillin's wonderful doggerel, published during the George H.W. Bush administration, but I'll never forget:

If you knew
What Sununu
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