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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Late Night Reading

It’s late night, and I’ve just finished packing and printing out my boarding passes for tomorrow’s flight. I settled in to read a little before going to sleep, and the reading material of choice is The Atlantic. Even though the magazine seems to be drifting further to the left, I tend to find a lot worth enjoying in its pages. The food articles are wonderful, in particular, as are the book reviews.

I like the book reviews because the trend toward the bloodthirsty. Blunt, economical with words, and often right on the mark. Here’s the ending for the review of Raising Boys Without Men.

Someday American women may realize that the great achievement of civilization wasn’t Erica Jong’s zipless fuck of yesteryear. It was convincing men that they had an obligation to contain their sexual energies within marriage and to support--economically and emotionally--the children they created in that marriage. You go, June Cleaver!

Priceless and perfect.

Now, back to reading…

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Rae

Hey, Z.  Don’t you love the innovation of checking-in and printing out a boarding pass? Hope your (plural) is safe.

As is already known about moi, I love almost everything Caitlin Flanagan writes; she inspires me.  I had been looking forward to her (short) review and absolutely loved her summary.

on Oct 28 2005 @ 12:06 PM

I do love the online check-in. This is the first time I’ve used it, and I don’t think I’ll ever do it the traditional way again. It probably saved me a few hours of standing in line at airports--something that rouses crankiness in me like little else in the world.

This review was one of my favorites in recent memory. Absolutely great writing.

on Oct 30 2005 @ 09:29 PM
Rae

If you liked that one, then you would probably enjoy all of Flanagan’s writing. 

And, yes, I won’t check-in any other way.  A cranky Zomby must be something to be reckoned with.

on Oct 31 2005 @ 01:48 PM
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