Reporter knocks up lover, shuns fiction

This post was written by guest blogger Jimmy Beck.

Twins can be a more complex gestation and birth than a single child, which translates for parents-to-be into more visits to the obstetrician.

For me personally, that also translated into an ongoing love affair with The New Yorker

…Oddly, save for stories by Sam Shepherd [sic] and Ian McEwan, I virtually always skip the fiction and poetry — not only are they mainstays, but to some the bread-and-butter of the magazine.

I’ve made less room in my life for fiction over the past few years anyway, but I find the jump from facts to fantasy particularly difficult in The New Yorker. My loss, I’m sure.

Insert shit-eating grin here.


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