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If I Were The Nytimes

i probably would have avoided the Bull Durham reference in the Sontag obit. The quote was: “the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent overrated crap.”

Although: If Kevin Costner ever says in a movie that people see that anything I write is overrated crap, for the record, do make sure it’s mentioned in my obituary.

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