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Mr. Mike’s America

Mr. Mike’s America

Michael O’Donoghue was known as the sicko of Seventies comedy, a man who set out to disturb his audience on a primal level then dared them to laugh anyway.

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People Aren’t Tidy

“I’m curious about what makes people behave the way they do. Trying to figure that out is really fun—trying to get it right. Sometimes people can explain themselves to you, but not usually.”

Controlling Force

There was no pop in his fastball, no drop in his curve, but Greg Maddux used his smarts to become the best pitcher in Major League Baseball.

Smart Tartt

In 1992 Donna Tartt’s first novel created a sensation in the literary world. Tartt was a throwback, a T.S. Eliot freak with a southern-gothic past, as well as a breakaway talent.

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