December 15, 2004

FREE! American Digest's Living Author Holiday Give Away

Take a guess, get a free book. The first American Digest reader to correctly identify the American author shown below will receive, free and post paid, a copy of one of his classic tomes.

Take a look and take a guess in the comments section to this post.

Who am I?

[Members of author's family or the family and associates of American Digest are not eligible.]

Posted by Vanderleun at December 15, 2004 1:44 PM
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It's the next Senator from the great state of Minnesota! (Psst: He posted this very picture on his own website not more than a month or so ago.)

No need to send me one of his books; I've already got 'em.

Posted by: Allah at December 15, 2004 1:55 PM

Umm - yeah, I'm with Allah on this one (would it be a certain person who had a wife whose car was recently in the shop because of a bad tire and a bent rim who has a child, who, in the last few weeks, was able to join dad on a parade?)

Don't send me a book, shoot one on over to Greyhawk or one of the bloggers reporting from Iraq.

Posted by: Bravo Romeo Delta at December 15, 2004 2:09 PM

Powderm.. ooops... er...Rosebud?

I'm with BRD re where the book should end up.

Posted by: kinch at December 15, 2004 2:44 PM

Jane Smiley

Posted by: jeff at December 15, 2004 3:30 PM

Yes, I'd say Mr. "Regrettable Food". The chin gives it away.

Posted by: P.A. Breault at December 15, 2004 3:49 PM

I remember when I saw his pic I thought he would make a better Trip Fontaine for Sofia Coppolla's The Virgin Suicides. Good call by BRD on where the book oughta go.

Posted by: O. F. Jay, Grill-and-Chillmeister at December 15, 2004 8:59 PM

Well let's see...

Everyone knows who it is, yet no one has said the secret word...


If that makes me the official winner, send any prize to the above mentioned approved recipients.

Happy secular and non specific holiday greetings!!

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at December 15, 2004 10:02 PM

Has anyone seen the picture of him on the cover of his late-80s mystery novel "Mr. Obvious"? Cover this picture's hair with a fedora (if memory serves) and you're there!
...Wait, maybe I'm thinking of "Fresh Lies" but whatever.
P.S. Hi, Mr.L., from your old Green Mill phone operator and the guy who brought you to the podium of an English class at dear old CDH in 1989!

Posted by: wenestvedt at December 16, 2004 7:40 AM

Stephen King?

Posted by: Karl Thienes at December 16, 2004 8:36 AM

I never knew that John Travolta had authored a book.

Posted by: Paul at December 16, 2004 1:59 PM

Awww, man. I'm too late for the free buffett.

Posted by: King of Fools at December 16, 2004 2:56 PM

Lileks is right.

Posted by: Buddy Larsen at December 17, 2004 2:47 PM