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on September 22, 2011
I'm a journalist, and I've always been amazed no one's done a collection like this yet. I picked up Deadline Artists last week, thinking I'd read it slowly, piece by piece, and instead found myself tearing through the whole thing in two days. The columns are terrific, each and every one, and they take you back to a time when column-writing was a real art, before all the blogs and so much of the dashed-off blather we have now online. Each piece tells a story: Shirley Povich on Lou Gehrig Day, Mike Royko on Mayor Daley, Gene Weingarten on the worst city in the U.S., and on and on and on. Taken all together, the columns also tell a bigger story, making Deadline Artists feel like not just a collection of disparate works but also a history of America, written piecemeal by the greatest journalists and opinion writers of the last two centuries. It's really just a great book. Highly recommend!