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    The AtlanticWalter Kirn1/1/0545 min
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    • thorgalle
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      2 months ago

      His college years make for an eventful and dramatic story. I think I’m glad mine were more ordinary.

    • Pegeen
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      2 months ago

      Beyond a 10! Princeton is very dear to my heart, having lived there for several years. Walter Kirn wrote The Holy Anarchy of Fun, another favorite article I read on Readup. I recently posted The Power And The Silence, a disturbing piece worthy of reading. I’m a fan, the man is brilliant. He did go to Princeton and Oxford, has written 8 books, most notably Up In The Air which was made into a movie starring George Clooney.

    • jeff
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      2 months ago

      One of the best articles I've ever read. Delightfully paradoxical in the sense that the author so convincingly portrays himself as a total fraud with such exceptional writing that obviously proves otherwise. But perhaps I've just been duped as well. Can't recommend this one enough!