Category Archives: books

Literate Animals

Jean Cocteau said that the worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood. I bet that’s true. In hopefully unrelated news, Katie Fox was the big winner of the hat and doesn’t even look remotely stupid … Continue reading

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Clifford: The Large Crimson Canine

I told this to one of my nephews after reading part of the book to him. We didn’t finish it because he got really into pretending to crash toy cars off the coffee table and onto the carpet. Each time … Continue reading

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The Greatest Used Book in History Concluded: December 1988

This is the final installment of the infamous diary within a used book that found its way to me via a used book sale held at a defunct library.  Hidden among the stacks, I came across it entirely by chance … Continue reading

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Internet Users and the Feline Phenomenon

This blog owes a fair amount of its success to how much people seem to be unhealthily obsessed with cats. I had a few big hits with articles discussing our obsession with food, odd social norms, or the job market; but it has always been cats that … Continue reading

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The Greatest Used Book in History Continued: November 1988

This is the penultimate installment of a bizarre diary within a used book that I found hidden among the stacks of an old defunct library. It was procured, along with a slew of other junk books, for just a few … Continue reading

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The Greatest Used Book in History Continued: September 1988

This is the ninth installment of the infamous diary within a used book that I procured from a clearance event for “junk books.”  For those of you new to this strange saga, the journal is the story of an especially peculiar … Continue reading

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True Facts and the Warranting of the Preposterous

Despite its ability to manipulate others, end relationships, ruin lives, escalate ignorance and spread fear, misinformation can still be a lot of fun. Since moving to New York, I’ve been trying to spread as many vehemently ridiculous lies on the … Continue reading

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The Greatest Used Book in History Continued: July 1988

  This is the seventh installment of the celebrated diary within a used book I managed to save from a clearance event for “junk books” in a rundown warehouse of a library.  The journal is the story of an astonishing woman … Continue reading

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The Greatest Used Book in History Continued: June 1988

The tale of one woman’s hell in 1988 continues… This is the sixth installment of the fabled diary within a used book I procured from a clearance event for “junk books” in a rundown and partly abandoned library.  The journal is … Continue reading

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