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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere: 1. A while back, I linked to the absolutely hilarious mock twitter...

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.

6. And speaking of Charlie Sheen, here’s a lovely little quiz in The Guardian where you figure which wack-job is speaking: Charlie Sheen or Muammar Qaddafi. (Hat tip: @donnatrussell)

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!

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  1. daryl boylan March 5, 2011 at 2:03 am #

    Re Quadaffi/LSE multiple connections: oh dear, oh dear, oh deary me! As your grandmother used to observe, lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.I suppose as a Yank I can take a tiny bit of comfort in that not all connections between money & people who should know better are US of us.

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