Dwight Garner

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John Thompson, the longtime Georgetown basketball coach who died in August at 78, has "left behind an unusually good sports memoir," says @DwightGarner nyti.ms/2JUtaBh
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Philippe Lançon's Disturbance (@EuropaEditions) is on @DwightGarner's Times Critics’ Top Books of 2020! TYR publishes @philancon's essay on reading as recovery after surviving the Charlie Hebdo attack @Charlie_Hebdo_ @YaleWHC: yalereview.yale.edu/did-i-write-fe…
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“A commonplace book is an oblique form of autobiography. Here it doubles up as a literary manifesto—a celebration of direct and exacting voices, a rejection of the fuzzily adorable, and a recommendation of humor as [an] essential tools [of] art and life.” wsj.com/articles/garne…
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My daughter (who took this photo) edited out the folds in the sheet behind me. I asked her to put them back in. twitter.com/KirkusReviews/…
This week on the Press Box: Monday: the Washington Post's @daveweigel Thursday: the New York Times' @DwightGarner
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His endnotes are great. With one Merle Haggard-related exception. twitter.com/nytimesbooks/s…
A new essay in my series on American writers. The tl;dr is you should read Edward P. Jones nytimes.com/2020/08/11/boo…
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Larry Kramer's twin late-in-life novels, "The American People," captured his teeming mind. nytimes.com/2020/01/06/boo…
Got out of bed (briefly) to write this. nytimes.com/2020/04/20/boo…
If you don't know Moe's, I wrote a short primer last year. nytimes.com/2019/07/03/boo…
Moe's, the great Berkeley bookstore, needs help. gofundme.com/f/Fund-STAFF-B…
Steven Heller, guru, on how the NYT Page One is designed. printmag.com/daily-heller/c…
Outside of my job, @TaylorBooksWV is what convinced me I could live and be content in Charleston. It is the hub of this community in so many ways, and one of the best independent bookstores in the country. Please help if you can twitter.com/dew_mouth/stat…
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"They were trying to recover through food what they had lost by circumstance." @DwightGarner nytimes.com/2020/03/16/boo…
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One writer’s business card.
RIP Bruce LeFavour, my father-in-law. A lovely obit from @kseelye nyti.ms/2qct2TZ
If you’re not watching the Raul Julia episode of “American Masters,” you’re missing something.
Insomnia, now with news the great Les Murray has died. I wrote about him in 2011. nytimes.com/2011/03/09/boo…
Beautiful Maggie Roche memorial concert tonight at the Sheen Center. Tufts of hair at bottom right belong to Loudon Wainwright III.
At the wine store; looking for something with a bit of sorrow in it.
#worstbookever is a rather intriguing hashtag on Twitter at the moment.
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Why you need to buy a bottle of good rum and four copies of "God of Carnage" tinyurl.com/d88ocfx
Hedy Lemarr tried to invent Fizzies. fizzies.com @DwightGarner review buries the lede. nyti.ms/rTjlDx
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I only sleep with people I love, which is why I have insomnia. (Emilie Autumn Liddell)
Jason Isbell's "Codeine" gets the love it deserves. tinyurl.com/cmyb9cd
The small nap after finishing a large assignment: there's my god particle.
Outstanding review of #JingleBall at MSG from @BenRatliff. Top 40 as "a hearth, a nurturer, a circle of life." Read: nyti.ms/tBmeuA.
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Airplanes bound for Newark lined up in the sky, strung like white Christmas lights, all the way back into Pennsylvania.
What a great wedding invitation (key bits obliterated w Sharpies).
Put me in a soft chair in the dark, man, and it's over. (Hardworking editor friend, on how he sleeps through expensive theater, opera etc.)
I wait all week for a new Michael Wilson crime scene column; each is a novel waiting to happen tinyurl.com/dxza24y
@DwightGarner Actually it turns out that that Chicago pedagogue had developed a scientific method: tinyurl.com/cuojjkk #tweetmywaytoriches
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"A merry Christmas to all my friends except two." (Christmas card from W.C. Fields, circa 1940.)
Many other pretty things Mr. Spong showed us, and did give me a glass bubble, to try the strength of liquors with.
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Drinks tonight at the Frenchtown Inn (NJ), where Nathanael West boarded and wrote "Miss Lonelyhearts."
Blowfish hangover pill: We have created the ultimate cure (just in time for Christmas) bit.ly/uvSsvk
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From here on out, let’s make our tweets great - OK guys? It’s for the Library of Congress.
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Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour about to unveil cover of new Oxford American Music Issue at Square Books in Oxford, Miss. fb.me/1oHCu0Vrn
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Hitler's Table Talk, what a book title. tinyurl.com/7ertm76
Cookbooks, like histories, are written by the victors. (Tom Mueller, 'Extra Virginity.')
Flannery O'Connor Live! MT @emmabrockes Check out this 1959 recording of her reading “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” bit.ly/4hiRRN
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So far as I can tell, no one has ever referred to cheese as "the fat man's candy" in the pages of the NYT.
Terrific / revealing piece by Rob Spillman on Minecraft, the video game my son loves more than sleep / food tinyurl.com/bou3quk
wow. Utne Reader leaves Mpls for Topeka, taking all its jobs with it. bit.ly/vvP1oa
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Stick, box, string, cardboard tube, dirt. Wired's sublime list of the 5 best toys of all time tinyurl.com/4s7fgfr
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