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Thursday, April 24, 2008 10:31 am
Kicking Off with a Disclaimer
Posted by: Keir Graff

I just finished reading Alan Black’s Kick the Balls last night–it’s very funny. And while many people have suggested that memoirs, especially humorous memoirs, should be assumed to have disclaimers, Black provides one anyway. I admire its economy:

Some names and identities have been changed to protect the guilty. A little timing manipulation helped the flow of the story, and some conversations were sharpened. That said, it’s time for kick off.


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