Finally, the stars are in alignment. There is a splendid review of my book The Fortunes of Permanence by the estimable Bruce Thornton in the new City Journal and the book is finally available, in stock, and shipping daily from Amazon.com. That is a conjunction I haven’t seen for a while. In the month since the book has been published, Amazon has mostly listed it as available in 7 to 12 days, 1 to three weeks, or even 1 to 3 months, for heaven’s sake. As of 6:30 a.m. today, however, ”the world’s largest bookstore” or whatever Amazon is calling itself these days lists 16 copies in stock with “more on the way.” Snap ‘em up soon!