Clay Smith

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by Clay Smith | Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 15:38 CST

The Good Texan

  There should be every “damndest” reason, as the wealthy, outsized Texan in Jonathan Franzen’s new novel Freedom might say, to take Franzen to task for giving readers one more example of something the world could use less of: an … Read More


Small Victories: Real Journalism

Letters to a Young Journalist I haven’t read all the titles in Basic Books’ “The Art of Mentoring” series—there are also Letters to a Young Contrarian, Letters to a Young Artist, and Letters to a Young Mathematician, to name a … Read More


Wal-Mart Trilogy

The Bully of Bentonville: How the High Cost of Wal-Mart’s Everyday Low Prices Is Hurting America The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works – and How It’s Transforming the American Economy Company: A Novel The past … Read More


Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit

Happiness: A History Happiness: A History seemed like a very happy book to me until page 15. Happiness, as people say, is short-lived. Page 15 is the last page of the introduction to this book, and in the last two … Read More