In this issue:
"Behind Closed Doors", by Steve Coll: Bob Woodward and Obama's Wars.
ANNALS OF BUSINESS
"Talent Grab", by Malcolm Gladwell: Why do we pay our stars so much money?
"Hissing of Summer Lawns", by Jonathan Frazen: The author recalls staying in the houses of friends when he had no money.
LETTER FROM BUFFALO
"Pay Up", by Jake Halpern: A debt collector struggles to stay out of debt.
"Sweet Charity", by Zadie Smith: The author recalls lending money to a childhood friend.
"Corrie", by Alice Munro.
Listen to Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro.
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