D Magazine contributor and bow tie aficionado Willard Spiegelman continues to draw praise for his new book, Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness, this time from Matthew Gurewitsch, who says:
For Willard, the essence of reading — as of his other six subjects — is pleasure. Wordsworth, one of Willard’s muses, has it that “we murder to dissect.” Williard dissects very capably, yet murders nothing. His capacity for enjoyment is off the charts, and his pleasure is contagious. He is a born teacher by example.