Today I am grateful for:
The recent literary success of Beth Macy, a colleague whom I admire and who is having spectacular success with her first book, Factory Man, now to become television miniseries. She's living the dream most of us who write for a living are content to imagine. She's hit a home run to win the World Series in her first at-bat in the Major Leagues. I don't know how else to say it, except with a sports metophor, which is precise.