You know what would have been a great idea? If, say, four months or so before the 5th anniversary of 9/11, I'd called the writer for, and publishers of, My Pet Goat to write a short article about how sales have been doing since the attack. Nothing snarky---just a mild nonpartisan "Where Are They Now?" type of piece, widely publishable. But I missed my chance. It won't be nearly as interesting at the 10th anniversary, and of course won't be nearly as interesting in a non-milestone year like number six. Damn. I always think of this stuff too late.
(P.S. Yes, I know the book is technically titled THE Pet Goat, not My. I also know that the word "gyp" has nothing to do with a slur on gypsies---but when conventional wisdom reaches a certain point, it's faster just to hold your nose and accede.)
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