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Not to Plug Friends, But …

Mark’s Marshmallow World was a big hit on the 2008 post-election cruise. (And that’s not because everyone was drinking in our new political reality). So I’m looking forward to Eggnog.

And I know more than one person who has happily lost sleep to The First Assassin.

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I love reading Sarah Ruden, and I’ve enjoyed the attention given to Walt Whitman in these pages over the last few days. Ruden gives the poet the back of her hand for being championed by — angels and ministers of grace, defend us! — intellectuals and professors, a poet “whom ordinary Americans most ... Read More