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Christine Grimaldi, a former congressional reporter, has published essays and journalism in Washingtonian, the Atlantic Cities, and Talking Writing magazine. She lives and writes in Washington, DC.
The instinct to applaud boot-strapping and the comeback kid is as American as apple pie. So why does schadenfreude make us feel so good?