Great preview, but I’ll skip the book: Without a doubt, the most linked to reporter in the three-year history of this weblog is the NYT’s David Carr. And with this review/author-profile of the book Lads: A Memoir of Manhood (amazon link)
, he displays why I enjoy his longer, essay pieces. He displays his inside-knowledge of the magazine business while writing a funny and finely tuned feature of former Maxim associate editor Dave Itzkoff and his memoir.
Here’s my favorite line:
Given the manifest neuroses of the author, the book ends predictably enough in a shrink’s office, where Mr. Itzkoff and his father settle in for some long-term therapy. A book, after all, can only do so much.
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Big Shot (Billy Joel)