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6 Reasons Ben Affleck Should Run for Office According to Steve Almond

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image courtesy Gene Bromberg

1. You’re being offered a higher calling and deep down you know it, mister.

I laud all the efforts you’ve made as a private citizen. But think of the difference you could make in, for instance, East Congo, as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

2. The timing is right—and timing is everything.

I get that you’d prefer not to spend six years out of the biz. But how about a year and a half to see if political life agrees with you?

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A Look Behind and Ahead

Wow! I can’t believe the Fall semester here at Lookout Books has come to an end. We’re a teaching press (as you probably know already). Our staff is almost entirely made up of graduate students doing design, marketing, editing, blogging, social media, and way more.

As blog editor, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with our current staff: Joe Worthen, Katie Jones, Ethan Warren, Anna Sutton, and Ana Alvarez. I’d like to thank them for their hard work and take a brief moment to re-cap my favorite blog posts this semester:

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Steve Almond on the DFW Biography

Wallace’s psychological struggles, it becomes evident, made him more humble and empathic. He found in the recovery process, and later in nonfiction assignments, a means by which he could cast his gaze onto the world around him and away from the dark reverberations within him. The cleverness in which he cloaked himself gave way to an overt and insistent humanism.

– Steve Almond, reviewing D.T. Max’s biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Story Is a Ghost Story.

What’s Going On with Lookout Authors

Edith Pearlman

  • In case you haven’t heard, Edith’s Binocular Vision won the National Book Critics Circle Award last week.
  • She is also nominated for The Story Prize. The winners will be announced tomorrow, March 21!
  • Her next reading tour begins April 15 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, with stops in Charlotte, Durham, and other cities to be announced.

Steve Almond

  • This guy writes like it’s his job. Well…you know what we mean. The Newer York
  • Steve also continues his “The Week in Greed” articles in The Rumpus.
  • His collection of short stories, God Bless America, received an honorable mention from The Story Prize.
  • (www.theneweryork.com) just published a flash fiction piece by Steve, as well as a featured quote we’re particularly fond of: “Stay horny for art.”

John Rybicki

  • First, you need to know that John’s astounding poetry collection, When All the World Is Old, will be available April 10. Pre-orders get it early, so be sure to visit www.lookout.org.
  • He will join Edith at the April 15 reading to celebrate the first year of our little press doing big things.