Saturday, March 12, 2011

Meta man

The sage of the Upper West Side, David Brooks, has been busy distilling distillations, and has given birth to a quasi-novel about the human mind. It is reviewed in today's NY Times. If I had as many spots on my to-do list as there are places in Amazon's best-sellers list, it would rank about 1,000,000 or so -- in other words, somewhere around Amazon's ranking of my own text on the theoretical underpinnings of calculus... At least my book delivers on its (somewhat specialized) promises.

I often wonder how such a third rate mind got to be a regular columnist for the NY Times. Any theories? Maybe Brooks has one.

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