The chapter from OJ Simpson's book has been leaked. It is, as you would expect, pretty disgusting. He claims not to want his kids to read the details of their mother's death but basically blames her for putting him in the situation.
I'm kind of ashamed I devoted this much time to this actually.
Jeez. When I was in middle school, despite the racial divide that was pretty much 50/50 (black people thinking he was innocent, white people thinking him guilty) I went against the grain and thought him innocent. Now I can't imagine how he got off the hook. Goes to show you how good a lawyer Johnnie Cochran was, I guess, doing a masterful job of character assassination against prosecution witnesses and getting the jury to ignore the DNA evidence.
In the USA, the National Book Awards have been announced: Fiction: Europe Central by William T. Vollmann. Non-fiction: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. Poetry: Migration: New and Selected Poems by W.S. Merwin.