Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:
1. A while back, I linked to the absolutely hilarious mock twitter feed @mayoremanuel, which provided a fictionalized account of Rahm Emanuel’s bid to become mayor of Chicago. Now the Atlantic has published a riveting account of the guy behind @mayoremanuel (who has finally gone public), a fascinating tale of satire, narrative structure, and just good old-fashioned fun.
2. I loved my Politics Daily colleague Alison Fairbrother’s account of what it was like to shoot a gun for the very first time…while mourning her father. Beautiful.
3. I always enjoy learning how writers practice their craft. Here’s a description of 20 acclaimed authors and their writing rituals at A Book Inside.
4. And while we’re on the topic of writers, I loved my friend and fellow writer Naomi Williams’ description of how she de-cluttered her house and her checkbook in two short months, even while continuing to write furiously. Best line? “Jesus, I thought, I’m turning into Emily Dickinson.”
5. Well, someone had to do it. Here are Charlie Sheen quotes captioned for New Yorker cartoons.
7. Finally, here’s a piece I wrote for Politics Daily about the resignation of the Director of the London School of Economics because of the university’s extensive ties to the Qaddafi family.
Have a great weekend!