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Love Trouble

Students of Ian Frazier, fetch your Visas! How many young writers, humor lovers, Tina Brown haters have heard of Veronica Geng? If only for her piece "Love Trouble Is My Business"--a detective story made of sentences containing the phrases "Mr. Reagan" and "read Proust"--her book Love Trouble, a collection of perfect stories, is mandatory. A writer and editor at The New Yorker for a long time, Geng (who died in 1997) produced fiction of such sharpness her stories are still remarkably fresh, even when you've gotten the joke 10 times. Learn to belove her; Reagan aside, it's better than reading Proust.

Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. His latest book is Everything Now: Lessons From the City-State of Los Angeles. More information can be found at More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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