James Wolcott collects the best of his captivating essays from his earliest days at The Village Voice to his monthly column in Vanity Fair, still essential reading each month for its "Hand Grenades, and Hurrahs".
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March 12: "Individuals start where they stand and…make the road by walking."
"Because I am, essentially, a reading addict, my impulse is simply to rip right through a book, fiction or nonfiction, just for the animal pleasure of it. But sad experience…
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