Mission Accomplished

Above: My Jonathan Franzen collection joins my Signed Stuff shelf.* First off, can I just say that driving to Austin on Friday was CRAZY? Austin’s a five hour drive away from where I live, so I figured I’d leave by noon, get there around 5-ish, check into a hotel to quickly freshen up, then getContinue reading “Mission Accomplished”


Aside from a few snarky tweets, I’ve tried to hold my tongue on the Franzenfreude brouhaha.*  I’ve also largely managed to steer clear of every review of Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel, Freedom, reason being that I wanted to come at the book with as fresh a perspective as possible.  But let’s be honest here: IContinue reading “Freedom”