Believe It or Not…

Marc Schuster, etc.

A number of years ago — four? five? — I submitted a review of The Year of No Mistakes by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz to the venerable Believer magazine. Much to my delight, they accepted the review and planned to run it in a forthcoming issue. Then, much to my dismay, the magazine folded, and my review never saw the light of day. In the intervening years, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz went on to write a bestselling work of nonfiction titled Dr. Mutter’s Marvels while my review languished on a hard drive somewhere. But then I learned that the Believer was coming back, and now, years after I wrote the review, it’s finally up on the magazine’s web page: A Review of Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s The Year of No Mistakes by Marc Schuster

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4 comments

      1. It is…but also your reviewing skills are incredible–as is the story, by the sounds of it. I kinda felt l’d already experienced (notice I didn’t say “read”) the story…like how speed readers say that sometimes they tend to feel like they’ve had deeper (almost metaphysical) experiences of stories through speed reading, rather than than slower-paced reading! So…

        Wow.

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