Author Jay McInerney may have John Edwards to thank for a likely influx of book royalties. His twenty-year old novel, based on the life of Edwards’ mistress when she was a young adult, is soaring in sales rankings — so much so that the book’s publisher has commissioned an additional 2,500 copies for print on Monday.

I read this book in high school, and though I’m not sure I understood the humor then, I know I undertood the moral message: Never lie and say you need money for an abortion when you’re really going to spend it on the rent, because the next month, you’ll have to lie and say you need money for the rent when you really need it for an abortion!

It’s a lesson I live by to this day.

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