Personal Thankful Ta-Nehisi Coates November 25, 2010 Link Copied A Happy Turkey Day to one and all. And remember the words of MGMT, "Control yourself, take only what you need from it." We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ta-Nehisi Coates is a former national correspondent for The Atlantic. He is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, Between the World and Me, We Were Eight Years in Power, and The Water Dancer.