Andrew Sullivan links to this item about the rise of 'misery lit'. But you read it about it here first. And Andrew is a bit behind the times in failing to mention the recent (and encouraging) decline in sales of what W.H.Smith categorises as 'tragic life stories'. As one publisher said: 'A number of the big publishers are now doing a book a month. Even the most miserable person in the world is being oversupplied by that volume'. A cheerful thought for a Friday afternoon.