Speaking of Yalies who have something to say, Yale 3L Adam Haslett has made a phenomenal climb up the NY Times bestseller list with his debut book of short stories, You Are Not a Stranger Here. When the book first came out, I remember being impressed that it ranked between 1,000 and 2,000 on the Amazon sales chart. It now ranks 222. Haslett received a wonderful review from the NY Times. He gave an interesting interview to the Yale Law School. Most comforting to mortals like myself is the fact that even bestsellers like Haslett find "the writing process . . . laborious, and slow, and totally unpredictable." His estimate of four years total work for the nine short stories in You Are Not a Stranger Here inspires me to think more and post less.
Yale 3L Michael Johnston has also recently added a few pages to the world library in his book about Teach for America, In the Deep Heart's Core.