JVL Elsewhere

February 2, 2012

For your oppo file: When I finally cave to Twitter, this will come in handy.

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Ben February 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Don’t. It’s not worth it.


Galley Friend L.B. February 3, 2012 at 10:24 am

Has no one in the Twitterverse attacked you yet for that piece, JVL?They’re getting slow… I’m amazed the Beagle Blogger or Conor Freidersdorf or someone else at the Atlantic hasn’t rallied to their poor colleague’s defense.

Discussing Middlemarch on *Twitter*? God help us. Speaking of Middlemarch: While I have little use for David Frum’s political analysis these days, I remember an excellent little piece he wrote on Middlemarch when he was doing his “bookshelf” series on NRO. Knowing how the prospect of a 900-page Victorian novel would turn off most readers today, he tried to make a slightly tongue-in-cheek elevator pitch for the book:

“It’s the story of four women, their choices and love affairs, kind of a ‘Sex and the City’ set in England on the verge of economic and social revolution – only it tries to be true rather than to indulge in semi-pornographic shopaholic fantasy … and phhhhht … the elevator doors have shut.”

You and the Mrs. should give it a read:


SkinsFanPG February 3, 2012 at 11:17 am



Galley Wife February 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm

LB: Guess what book I brought on our honeymoon ten years ago? Yep. There was no living with me after I read that Atlantic “essay.” Thanks for the Frum link.

And who said no one’s attacked him? :)


Galley Friend L.B. February 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

So where are the pro-Twitter JVL-attackers? Links, please — I’m too lazy to track ‘em down myself. :-)


ChrisinTampa February 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I just joined Twitter myself but have yet to really do anything on it. However, for an opposition view check out this post from Michael Hyatt (the CEO of Thomas Nelson)…



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