I just love this piece from the New York Times.

Essay

Bail Out the Writers!

Published: December 9, 2008

A little while back my daughter told me the following depressing joke:

Illustration by Chris Gash

Woman: What do you do?

Man: Me? Oh, I write books.

Woman: How interesting! Have you sold anything recently?

Man: Why, yes. My couch, my car and my flat-screen television.

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