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The Final Lap

Busy week before the holidays! First, putting out the winter issue of jmww. There's some great stuff in here, including an interview with Laura Ellen Scott by newest jmww editor Elizabeth Buchanan, and work by Richard Peabody, Robb Todd, Daniel Long, Barbara Diehl, tons of book reviews, and more.

Also, my interview with Mona Simpson at The Nervous Breakdown. We talk about her latest novel, My Hollywood, and the currency of love in the world of nannies and domestic workers. My favorite nanny in literature? Ole Golly from Louise Fitzhugh's Harriet the Spy. Anyway, I hope you check it out.

Happy holidays!