From the email inbox this morning, quoted in full except for the sender's name:
To: James Fallows
From: J .....
Subject: Are you interested in article collaboration? theatlantic.com
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Full "glamorous life"
archives here. A few guideposts:
From 2009, on adventures
in cosmetic dentistry.
From 2010, "
experts delivered" right to my doorstep. Also, a personal message "to (outlet name)" and " thanks for your great piece on (country name)."
on spin control from then-Rep. Anthony Weiner making its way straight into news stories.
From 2012, opportunities to learn about "
the Father of Fat Grafting" and the " Hottest CBS Personality." Where your articles come from: the floor of LAX.
From 2013, who else but the
Amazing Kreskin, plus racy " fan fiction" starring the First Family. Also, the glamour of working on the road.
the couples-getaway edition, and an offer for a free drink from the PR person of a country that wants to clear up all that messy talk about rampant human rights violations.
Glad to keep the tradition alive this year.
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is a national correspondent for
and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the new book
Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America,
which has been a
New York Times
best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.