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  1. Ed, I’ve done my share of hating on JLethem’s novels, but I know you’ll know what I mean when I say there’s always a twinge of regret when you meet a writer who you’ve criticized. I’m sure he’s a good guy. I’m just insanely jealous that he won a MacArthur genius grant and I’m just a schlub with a blog and a day job.

  2. Um. In a truly petty move (perhaps bolstered by the same jealousy as Levi), I feel compelled to point out that Lethem has worn that jacket every time I’ve seen him in person and quite a few times in pictures depicting others seeing him in person. I’m intrigued…

  3. I should probably say that I’m the girl in purple looking inexplicably surly, but it wasn’t aimed at J-Leth. I think this was the first time I caught sight of that weird dog with the Target logo on his tummy.

  4. Alas, the picture did not capture Lethem’s t-shirt – which, if memory serves, was unapologetically 70s-retro and very colorful. (oh, and that’s me with the back to the camera. Now that fall’s here I will be wearing that hooded sweater EVERY SINGLE DAY.)

  5. Nice relaxed shot! And why expect writers to have lots of jackets, anyhow? We had a writer here, Elizabeth Jolley, who delighted in wearing the same stuff everywhere. Saved herself lots of time and spent it producing the goods. That’s my kind of writer.

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