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Former Buffalo News columnist and national radio journalist Lauri Githens checks in this morning with the following enthusiastic recommendation:

"Springsteen at 62," by David Remnick.  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/07/30/120730fa_fact_remnick?currentPage=all

The piece by New Yorker editor David Remnick is  "easily the most fully-realized portrait of Bruce ever done -- and that includes 'Glory Days,' the 400+ page book by Dave Marsh, who I've found genuinely likable as a person and a writer, yet who for all his built-in access to Springsteen never got anywhere near this deep.  Started this at 1 a.m. the other morning, read nonstop to the end around 2 a.m."  The Marsh book came out in 1986, the same year Githens interviewed both Marsh and the late, great E Street band sax player Clarence Clemons.

Rev your pink Cadillac and get started. 


On a different topic altogether, some new Quinnipiac University poll numbers: New York voters gave Gov. Andrew Cuomo a high -- in fact, record-breaking -- approval rating of 73 percent, but they believe Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would make a better president, presumably in 2016.  Here's the poll: http://bit.ly/QCteSi  

Meanwhile, News Albany Correspondent Tom Precious' story on the subject begins with the words, "Run, Hillary, run" -- his assessment of what many New Yorkers seem to be thinking these days, according to the poll numbers. 

Clinton has repeatedly said she's not interested in running for president, but there are those who think she could be persuaded.  Anne E. Kornblut took up the question in a Washington Post piece last month, "Will Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016?"   In it, her spokesman referred to continued  speculation that she would run as nothing but "cable catnip."

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