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The NY Mess

Jeffrey Toobin has a really nice long form profile of Mets owner Fred Wilpon in the New Yorker, the piece focuses on Wilpon’s business dealings and his relationship with Bernie Madoff, but has generated a lot of controversy in the sports media because of Wilpon’s candid comments about current Mets players. Controversy aside, I think it’s worth a read, especially if you’re a similarly afflicted Mets fan.

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Now that Jonathan Lethem has settled into DFW’s old job at Pomona,

he’s starting to sound a bit like him too, “Brooklyn is repulsive with novelists, it’s cancerous with novelists,” in this Sunday LA Times profile.

I was looking for a map to the author’s homes kind of thing and couldn’t find one (so you’ll have to settle for this plain ol’ one: above) maybe we’re  just not as abhorrent with celebrity obsession over here; so tumorous with celebrity obsession, but more than likely NY Mag just hasn’t run that feature yet.

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An oldie, but goodie

… Malcolm Gladwell discussing almost everything in Outliers at the 92nd Street Y.

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There’s a new episode of Late Night with Daryl and Andy, enjoy.

… would’ve been posting these all along, but it’s a little tricky embedding Vimeo videos here on WordPress. This is probably kind of NSFW, depending on your occupation.

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Just when you thought it was safe, more Franzen.

There is a “Franzenfreude” comic over at the Rumpus and a fresh interview up on The Guardian in which he talks about David Foster Wallace’s death and jokes about the whole Great American Novelist thing.

Post Scriptum- In fairness, considering the slight degree of player hating and general media fatigue in regard to Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel that has taken place on this site, I just finished and wholeheartedly recommend Freedom. Aside from occasioning toward jackass in very public forums and somebody placing the text “Great American Novelist” due southeast of him on a magazine cover, the guy wrote a good book.

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More Houellebecq–

There’s an interview with the recently accused of plagiarism, Lovecraft biographing, controversy beckoning, eczema suffering Michel Houellebecq over at the Paris Review. It is revealed that his writing inspired songs by Iggy Pop and Carla Bruni alike and at no point does he get drunk and hit-on interviewer Susannah Hunnewell.

Also in this issue: Sam Lipsyte is a big Marvelous Marvin Hagler fan, as are the Gentlemen, naturally.

Lipsyte has some new fiction over at The New Yorker too.

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… and in the red corner.

There’s a longish piece in NY Mag about the battle between Ron Burkle and Len Riggio over control of Barnes & Noble.

Amazon is misquoted/taken out of context in the artice, it says that Amazon claimed to sell more eBooks than physical editions, they actually reported selling 180 eBooks to every 100 hardcovers in the months of April-June (paperbacks were not included). We posted that announcement here.

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