Ben Fountain in Entertainment Weekly

We will have to ask his wife to confirm this, but Ben Fountain must now be insufferable. The onslaught of fawning press has now spread way beyond Dallas. A law-practicing FrontBurnervian points us to the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, whose back page, just off Amy Poehler’s left elbow, calls Fountain’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: “the best book about the Iraq war and Destiny’s Child that you’ll ever read.”


  • RAB

    We’ll look back on this as the day Ben Fountain officially jumped the shark.

    (Kidding! Billy Lynn is a terrific book and deserves all the accolades it’s been getting. Highly recommended.)

    • Tim Rogers

      Wow. Was that a sincere compliment from RAB? Mark your calendars, kids.