Lately it's been keeping me from drinking.
John Updike has forever been one of my favorite authors; mostly his short story A&P.
Hey, if you like Lucky Strike cigarettes, have you read Underworld by Don DeLillo? A small prop DeLillo ruminates on throughout the book.
Thanks for the kind words, David, about my story "Bummy Fred."
A&P is one of my favorite stories. Nothing Updike has written hit me harder. The final line is one of the best final lines I've ever read.