A few minutes before that Lianne’s husband, writer/historian Phil Dray and I were going over our favorite Barack Obama moments. We’re all still just so happy about the election. Phil’s most recent book, Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen couldn’t have been timed more perfectly. I was trying to remember the piece he recently wrote where I learned a lot and I think it was this one in the Post.
So no New Year’s resolutions for me. Who makes those anymore? We all know better by now. I saw there was an article in the Times about how people don’t keep New Year’s resolutions. I didn’t read it. I don’t need to. I know.
I’m just going to hope I do or say fewer assholish things this year than last year. That’s the most realistic wish I think I can make.
Okay, who am I kidding? I’m hoping this next book does really well. Do you want me to beg universe, because I can beg. Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please.