Recommended Reading: Sadie Stein on a teen reading Sartre.
Big congratulations to Millions staffer Emily St. John Mandel, whose novel The Singer's Gun was shortlisted for the Indie Booksellers Choice Award!
As John Steinbeck's classic Travels With Charley nears the half-century mark, a writer has retraced the author's cross-country journey and come to the conclusion that the resulting book was full of inaccuracies and outright fabrications. The journalist Bill Steigerwald, whose article appears in the current issue of the libertarian quarterly Reason, says he didn't set out to trash the Nobel laureate. "As a libertarian, I kind of liked the old guy," Steigerwald tells the New York Times. "He liked guns; he liked property rights."