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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,┬áBlack 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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