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Thursday, March 10, 2011

"My Bodyguards" by Tom Chiarella - Esquire

I love this story. Tom Chiarella, a writer for Esquire whose name you'll see a lot here, went out and hired four bodyguards to escort him around New York City. People stare at him, he gets into just about every club, he gets a bunch of phone numbers slipped to him, and generally feels invincible. Chiarella writes a lot of stories about how our reality is often a contruct of other peoples' perceptions. Pay attention.