What Makes a Classic?

There will necessarily be changes to the list of classics from time to time, and doubtless many factors must contribute to making a book a 'classic', but we should be able to come up with a rigorous definition that will endure. To do that, we need to understand what we're even trying to accomplish by categorizing something as 'classic.'

Thoughts on Memoirs

Who's reading all of these memoirs? It must be someone, because I see all kinds of hubbub whenever a new memoir from some famous person comes out, whether that's a celebrity or a politician (who these days seem really to be little more than wanna-be celebrities who happen to have actual power over people's lives).