A few days ago I posted on this New York Times article about the memoirs from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I was happy to see memoirist friends like Craig and Nate get some front-page love in the New York Times, but I thought the author missed the theme of the memoirs and used a hackneyed phrase -- "the futility of war" -- to describe it. I also thought the article read like a 4,000-word labor of love that had been pared down to about 1,400. I then got this email from the author, Elisabeth Bumiller.
Subject: spelling penalty boxAndrew,As I just posted on your blog (not sure if you or anyone is minding it in the snowstorm), you are in the penalty box of the spelling of the English language. I appreciate your comments, but you mispelled my name. It's Elisabeth with an s.Cheers, Elisabeth
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