[overheard at amazon]

Topic: Around Town

One of my favorite, websites, Overheard in New York, is soon to be available in book form, which makes me wonder whether any of the contributions from yours truly made it in. Probably not — my stuff was okay, but hardly top-tier. Still, you know that as soon as I see this thing sitting on the shelf at Barnes & Noble, I’ll be flipping to the back to see if “Palaverist” is there in the list of contributors.

Of course, though Michael Malice and S. Morgan Friedman are listed as the authors, and contributors are given credit as well, the real authors are the anonymous millions of New Yorkers who say completely insane things within earshot of total strangers, helping to make our little Dutch village the most compelling city in the world.