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Archive for April, 2010

April 2010 in Black Lamb

Volume 8, Number 4 — April 2010

April 1st, 2010

In our cover essay, A regrettable decision, Terry Ross tells of a friend who gave away most of his carefully collected library and wishes he hadn’t. In Foundation for a bitter life, Greg Roberts deplores the sappy television commercials of the Foundation for a Better Life. Thong underwear devotee Beren deMotier describes the most embarrassing moment of her life in A cautionary tale.

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A regrettable decision

April 1st, 2010


This is the saddest story I have ever heard.

A couple of years ago a close friend of mine, who was moving from one state to another, did a very strange thing. For reasons that I’ve never understood, he decided to get rid of most of stineshelfofbooksorderly.pnghis books, a library of around 1,700 volumes, almost entirely “literary” and carefully collected over a forty-year period. He said it would make the moving easier. In about a month, he parted with more than 1,200 books. He has regretted it ever since.

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