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The Op-Ed

The Op-Ed is an interesting beast, not least because that shorthand is often thought to mean “opinion or editorial” when in fact it means “opposite the editorial page” (on that perhaps dying artifact known as a newspaper), and as it turns out the two definitions are about equally accurate in these days of electronic readers. [...]

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Book Passage: A Photo Essay

 It was a beautiful winter Sunday in San Francisco as we crossed the bridge to Marin…  The store in Corte Madera is huge and includes a cafe, a great reading space… and so many BOOKS… Of course, I was there to read from A History of the Present Illness…  The turnout was terrific…  And very [...]

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On Reading Aloud

Two nights, two readings, two launch parties, two great independent bookstores with every seat taken and people standing among stacks and in doorways. Some words to describe this: exciting, gratitude-inducing, terrifying. I’d been given variable advice about reading my work: read for twenty minutes, then take questions and read something else at the end; don’t [...]

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