Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Freedom’

By Mad Dog
Published: Aug 16, 2010

Jonathan Franzen was just on the cover of Time Magazine. Now he gets a rave review in The New York Times from the impossible-to-please Michiko Kakutani. So I clicked into Amazon to buy it. "This book will be released on August 31." Ditto Barnes & Noble. [I had hoped to give this book to my wife, the Franzen Fan, for our vacation — out of the country, ending August 31st. And the book business wonders why, etc….] Here, for the more patient among you, the buying info. To pre-order the book from Amazon, click here. To pre-order the Kindle edition, click here.