Neal Sheeran

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Diary of a Mad Fact-Checker »


No, not the insipid political fact checking, the exacting New Yorker-kind. An interesting read about a topic that I became somewhat intrigued by in Jay McInerney’s Bright Lights, Big City.

Bonus content includes a refreshing honest book review:

Let’s be factual. D’Agata has had every chance imaginable to be taken seriously as an artist. He teaches at Iowa, his books are published by a major house and get reviewed everywhere. His essays are pretty good and could be improved upon, if he took time off from editing anthologies and giving lectures. But he’s a failure of an artist.