Sunday, August 12, 2018

the last book I ever read (The Voyeur's Motel by Gay Talese, except seven)

from The Voyeur's Motel by Gay Talese:

As Gerald Foos slowly led me past the cases, he would sometimes pause, take hold of a certain card, and make comments about it. “Here’s a rookie card of Michael Jordan,” Gerald said, adding that he purchased it as a flea market years ago from an ill-informed trader for only twenty dollars. Gerald then held up a card showing the baseball player Alex Rodriguez and admitted that it had dropped in value in recent years. “Here’s a guy—excuse my English—but he just pisses me off, because if he would have stayed away from steroids he would have probably been the greatest player in the world.”

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