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E-mails We Stopped Reading Dep’t.

“Hi Mike, I wanted to follow up with you to see if you might be interested in covering SEX WITH SHAKESPEARE by Jillian Keenan (William Morrow; April 26). It’s a memoir about how the Bard helped this highly accomplished international reporter accept, embrace and champion her spanking fetish. I’d be happy to put a copy in the mail . . .”.

Please don’t misunderstand me: I am delighted when people find their joys, and it would be churlish of me to begrudge this lady her pleasures. Have at it, Ma’am! But when it comes to books, life is too short.

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