Aug 8, 2013 @ 12:21:00 am
George Saunders—following in the footsteps of David Foster Wallace, whose 2005 commencement speech to Kenyon College was recently turned into a book—has become the latest author to eternalize his advice to graduates. Random House has announced that it will publish an extended version of the speech he delivered last year at Ithaca's commencement, titled Congratulations, by the Way, in 2014.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million—which BusinessInsider says might be “more than four times the price” that the paper is worth. Meanwhile, is the New York Times going to be next? Rumors are flying about whether the Sulzbergers are looking to sell the storied paper, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been singled out as a potential buyer.
The Awl’s Choire Sicha helps you decide which
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