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Love Me Despite a ridiculous scene with The New Yorker's famously stuffy ex-editor William Shawn running away to a Topanga Canyon love nest with Joni Mitchell...Love MeFiction Despite a ridiculous scene with The New Yorker's famously stuffy ex-editor William Shawn running away to a Topanga Canyon love nest with Joni Mitchell...2003-08-22
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Love Me

Genre: Fiction; Author: Garrison Keillor; Status: In Season

Despite a ridiculous scene with The New Yorker’s famously stuffy ex-editor William Shawn running away to a Topanga Canyon love nest with Joni Mitchell, this is no geriatric Devil Wears Prada-style tell-all. Keillor, a New Yorker vet, is just goofing on old friends for one half of this comedy about a blocked writer for the magazine. But it’s the other half – an understated, beautiful reverie on being married and alive in St. Paul – that carries the same disarming payoff as Keillor’s best NPR work, albeit with friskier revelations: ”Doggone it, maybe we men are right about sex not being the answer; sex is the question, yes is the answer, and it blows away a ream of troubles, especially when it’s your old beloved.”

Originally posted August 22 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT

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