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Toobin, O.J. and the New Yorker

A few months ago I attended a talk by Tina Brown, part of a magazine journalism lecture series at Columbia University, where she mostly talked about her newest venture, The Daily Beast. Brown is most

Looking forward to ‘The Art of Making Money’

I listened to The Leonard Lopate Show in my car on the way to grab lunch when I heard him mention that his guest was Jason Kersten, the author of “The Art of Making Money.” At first I was confused.

Before A-Rod, RM

In order to get started on our book club choice, Roberts’s A-Rod biography, I had to finish the mammoth 1,160-page book that I had started in April, “The Power Broker” by Robert Moses. The book had

When writers digress

Liz and Dave, I’ve read through the prologue and first three chapters of “A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez,” and so far my initial response is the most important: I’m done reading prologues. I
Categories: General, Journalism

Sports for a non-sports person

Elizabeth and Dave, thanks for reading the book with me! I’ll think we’re in for a really interesting discussion. To answer your question, Elizabeth, I’m going to ‘fess up and admit that I actually am
Categories: Journalism, Sports

Oh, Selena!

Thanks, Monica and Dave, for inviting me to join the fray and kick start the book blog. Since you took me up on my suggestion to start off with Selena Robert’s book on Alex Rodriguez, I’m preparing to
Categories: Fame, Journalism, Sports

For our first book selection, a Yankee

Starting June 22, we’ll be reading “A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez” by Selena Roberts, a former New York Times sports columnist and writer for Sports Illustrated. Dave Ruden, Elizabeth Kim

Notes about reading our first selection

I have to admit, the overriding reason for my participation in discussing “A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez,” is to help my colleague Monica get her blog off the ground. As a fellow blogger, I
Categories: Journalism, Sports