Posts Tagged: Dinty W. Moore

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, Brandon Hicks gives us “Leonard: The Dad From A Different Generation.”

Next, Gayle Brandeis offers a personal and insightful portrait of female body image in the Saturday Essay, “Thunder, Thighs.” Before Brandeis’s own view of her thighs was changed forever, they were her “friends,” her “freedom.” After much introspection, Brandeis learns strategies for coping with the shame imposed on her from outside.

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“Mr. Plimpton’s Revenge”

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Author Dinty W. Moore has an interesting tale about chance run-ins with George Plimpton that starts when Moore was an undergrad at the University of Pittsburgh and ends, decades later, in Baltimore, Maryland.

What makes the story more than just barroom conversation fodder is the way in which Moore delivers it; setting it out, piece by piece, using Google Maps.

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