Email I sent out this week to my parents, brother and sister:
i’ve decided i’m only giving books for christmas this year. aside from that unreadable trash that is sarah palin’s memoir, is there anything you would like? (coughmomcough) actually, never mind, don’t tell me. i’m just going to buy you books that are awesome* and that you would like and should read.
dad, you said something about lewis and clarke?
also i’m not buying anyone anything that has dan brown or malcom gladwell as the author.
the first born.
*preapproved by kelly bergin, who holds a b.a. in english and a weekend subscription to the new york times (AS OF YESTERDAY!)