Earlier this morning, Amity Shlaes was interviewed on Bloomberg Radio's "Surveillance" program. And she broke some exclusive news: apparently her controversial Depression book "The Forgotten Man" will be coming out in a 120-page illustrated format, aimed at the teenaged/student market.

As my namesake would say: It's two years from now, and a Watchmen-style adaptation is available on DVD...

Best of all, Shlaes described the upcoming format as a "cartoon" version of the book.  Something tells me Jonathan Chait will agree.