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Inside David Foster Wallace's Private Self-Help Library
"Humilitythe acceptance that being human is good enoughis the embrace of ordinariness." underlined by David Foster Wallace in his copy of Ernest Kurtz's The Spirituality of Imperfection. "True...
Length: 33 minutes (8400 words)
Welcome To The Firm
Writing Worth Reading
The Secret Sharer
Author: Jane Mayer
Published: May 23, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (969 words)
Staring Down History
Late on the afternoon that the 2011 Serbia Open began in Belgrade, Novak Djokovic sat down in a large tent for his opening press conference. He had driven onto the…
Length: 2 minutes (710 words)
OTL: Staying the Course
AUFUSKIE ISLAND, S.C. -- Patrick Ford stops by the marina bar. Sometimes the only answer is a vodka tonic or a cold beer. He's lanky, with an easy smile and…
Length: 31 minutes (7934 words)
Getting Bin Laden
A second SEAL stepped into the room and trained the infrared laser of his M4 on bin Laden’s chest. The Al Qaeda chief, who was wearing a tan shalwar kameez and a prayer cap on his head, froze; he was unarmed. “There was never any question of detaining or capturing him—it wasn’t a split-second decision. No one wanted detainees,” the special-operations officer told me. (The Administration maintains that had bin Laden immediately surrendered he could have been taken alive.) Nine years, seven months, and twenty days after September 11th, an American was a trigger pull from ending bin Laden’s life.
Published: Aug. 8, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (986 words)
In a new book one author reveals how she got to know Julian Assange and found him a predatory, narcissistic fantasist
By Heather Brooke Last updated at 10:03 AM on 7th August 2011 Comments ()
Length: 13 minutes (3474 words)
He served 10 presidents, but died alone in squalor
Theodoric C. James Jr. was clearly in trouble. He wasnt showering anymore. He wore the same ragged clothing day after day. Rats rummaged through the weeds and mounds of trash in his yard. He started…
Published: Aug. 14, 2011
Length: 2 minutes (573 words)
A Man, a Bike and 4,100 Miles
The author in October on the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania. More Photos
Published: Oct. 21, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (965 words)
Ali wins another fight
Muhammad Ali won one of his most important victories the other day. It was a long time coming, almost 30 years, and it was over one of his most difficult opponents, himself -- or perh
Source: espn.go.com
Length: 8 minutes (2162 words)
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