Honor In Not Reading

Okay – so everyone’s mad at Michael Kinsley for admitting he didn’t read all of the 400 books he was asked to judge for this year’s National Book Awards. Come on. Is it really such a big deal? I mean, who needs to read everything? The book that was supposed to win actually won, didn’t it? “Well, thank God we live in a country where admitting you’re ill–read and proud of it makes people buy more of your books!”