Quoted: James McBride on unnecessary books


Andrew Sullivan, Ken Ludwig and James McBride at Monday's PEN/Faulkner gala at the Folger Shakespeare Library. (James R/ Brantley)

“Newt Gingrich wrote a novel, and he’s a short story. Bill Clinton wrote a biography, and he’s a novel.”


— Author James McBride bemoaning an overly wired society where “everyone can write a book about nothing,” at Monday’s PEN/Faulkner gala at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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