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shameless pleading

rings true, he muttered tersely.

Essay – Why Good Writers Can Be Bad Conversationalists – NYTimes.com.

Sit me in front of a microphone and my IQ drops 75 points, putting me in the broccoli range.  I absolutely loathe radio interviews in particular.  The worst part is that the host inevitably expects you to be able to remember the details of everything you’ve ever written.  I often can’t remember the pertinent facts about words I wrote about last week (and it’s ridiculous to ask me to try, but they always do).

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