Ed Driscoll

Inside A Dog, It's Too Dark To Read

P.J. O’Rourke attempts to read the late Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.’s Journals, and ultimately abandons ship:

I made it all the way to page 12 before I was stopped cold by this sentence about Adlai Stevenson: “He is the one man in politics today who strikes an authentically new and fresh note.” And that note would be? Ah, the note that was passed to Adlai in every classroom of grade school, high school, and Princeton–the small, crumpled piece of paper upon which was written, “LOSER!!!”

Read the whole thing, it’s a scream; sort of an article-length version of Groucho’s old line: “From the moment I picked up your book until the moment I put it down, I couldn’t stop laughing. Some day I hope to read it.”