He Loved DC: Marion S. Barry (1936 – 2014) - No man better represented the constant fight between the better angels of our nature and our human flaws than did @marionbarryjr, who died today at age 78.
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It's always interesting to receive the proofs, as it's the first time that I get to see the book as it will look to the public, i.e. typeset, and no longer simply my manuscript. At that point, a transformation occurs in the way I view it. It is not just something that I rustled up on my computer. It's a book, and I judge it in a different way. I notice elements that perhaps I did not recognise before. I become more conscious of themes running through it, and I become aware, for want of a better word, of the 'feel' of the book.