[Ads-l] dime-store novel

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 14 15:34:19 UTC 2019

As "only worth a dime".


On Mon, Jan 14, 2019, 8:17 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com

> I mentioned this rationalization of "dime novel" back in 2005 and again in
> 2007. I heard it more than once from a student in 1992.
> Joshua Green, CNN Political Analyst, has just characterized the current WH
> intrigue as "something in a dime-store novel."
> With the eclipse of dime-stores, however, the idea will have to be
> rationalized again.

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