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Archive for February 2016

The Time Justice Scalia Caught Me Out

The death last weekend of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia brought to mind the time when he turned over a stone in the legal rockpile only to reveal an awkward bit of half-smart maneuvering by me — though until now my name was never publicly associated with it. The case involved the Equal Access to…

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Putting on the Show: Eight Rules for Book Talks

One of the surprising parts of writing books, for me, has been the amount of performance involved — I mean performance:  standing up and putting on a show. My experience is, of course, framed by the kind of writer I’ve become.  I’m “midlist,” which is a term that describes all the writers who fall between…

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