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Calloused Hands

John Derbyshire at NRO is my first nominee this morning for the Nordlinger Prize:

Just watched Wonder Boys speech. Hmph. Callused [sic] hands?” When did he ever have callused hands?

 I don't know, John. When did you?

Before turning to writing full-time, he worked on Wall Street as a computer programmer. As a novelist, Derbyshire's 1996 book, Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream, was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year". His more recent Prime Obsession was awarded the Mathematical Association of America's inaugural Euler Book Prize.[4]

Hm. I guess...never!

And his disturbingly strong resemblance to a young John Cleese is really not helping me cut him slack....

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