Category Archives: Books

The Books: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, ‘The Arms Talks,’ by Roger Angell

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, by … Continue reading

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The Books: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, ‘Not So, Boston,’ by Roger Angell

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, by … Continue reading

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The Books: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, ‘In the Fire,’ by Roger Angell

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, by … Continue reading

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The Books: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, ‘Distance,’ by Roger Angell

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, by … Continue reading

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The Books: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, ‘On the Ball,’ by Roger Angell

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, by … Continue reading

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The Books: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, ‘Agincourt and After,’ by Roger Angell

On the essays shelf (yes, there are still more books to excerpt in my vast library. I can’t seem to stop this excerpts-from-my-library project. I started it in 2006!) NEXT BOOK: Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader, by … Continue reading

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Film Adaptations of Washington Square, A Conversation

A glorious back-and-forth between Gary Amdahl and Jessa Crispin (aka Book Slut, although she has passed on the reins of her site) about three different film adaptations of Henry James’ Washington Square. Listen, there’s a reason why I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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The Books: Essays of E.B. White, “The Railroad”

Next book on my essays bookshelf: Essays of E. B. White Before I bought my car, I was a frequent Amtrak traveler. I didn’t really need a car, living where I live, but ever since I bought the thing, I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Truman Capote

A re-post for Truman Capote’s birthday, which is today. Gerald Clarke devoted an entire chapter to how this 1957 profile of Marlon Brando came about in his definitive biography of Truman Capote. ‘The Duke In His Doman’ is a famous … Continue reading

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The Books: Essays of E.B. White, “The Ring of Time”

Next book on my essays bookshelf: Essays of E. B. White Written in 1956, this essay is about one of E.B. White’s Florida sojourns. He is in Sarasota, and he soaks up all of the differences between Florida climate and … Continue reading

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