Book ’em, Danno!

December 27, 2013 | 4

Don’t forget to return your library books in Texas. This year an Austin man was arrested for failing to return a GED study guide that was three years overdue. Fines and arrest warrants are the new way to break even in towns with shrinking budgets. Other states, such as Iowa, Vermont, and Maine, are joining in.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.