The Spy Book

Years ago I worked for Kurt Andersen at New York magazine. Now that I’m at liberty to say whatever I want about him, I’ll begin with three words: Funny. Quirky. Brilliant. You remember just how F.Q.B. reading Spy: The Funny Years, a scrapbook-cum-memoir of the F.Q.B. monthly dreamed up by Andersen and his chum, Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter.