Thanks and No Thanks
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From Bryan Curtis, editor-at-large of the sports website The Ringer, The Scrapbook learned of an unusual passage in the acknowledgments section of William Vollmann’s 2009 book Imperial. In addition to the litany of people who were helpful came this: “The San Diego County Water Authority was rudely unhelpful,” Vollman writes. “I would particularly like to single out the following two unpleasant individuals: John Liarakos, the so-called public affairs officer, who never returned a single phone...

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