Being There

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In what is arguably one of the most flawed essays ever written about writing, in his February 14th column in The Guardian, lawyer-turned-journalist Marcel Berlins asks, “Can you think of a great novel that takes place where the author has never been?”…

Chick What?

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I’d love to hear Maureen Dowd respond to the widespread wit her NYT column on Chick Lit, “Heels Over Hemingway,” has fostered all over the blogosphere. So many people have read the column — or read about the column — that I’m…