According to Reuters, next week’s NYT nonfiction bestseller list will see If I Did It at #2 and Giving at #3, a reversal of their positions in this weekend’s upcoming chart. I’m afraid it may be time to reassess the commercial appeal of Osama bin Laden’s love sonnets. Although, technically, wouldn’t bin Laden be more likely to write in ghazals?
Which is I was actually about to try, but I didn’t get much further than the first couplet, which rhymed “list” with a common vulgarity, and frankly I’m not getting paid enough to spend an hour slaving over an eight-line poem. But it’s been a long time since our showtune writing contest… hmmm. OK, not this weekend, and probably not ghazals, but we’ll have ourselves a doggerel competition, soon enough.