Bottum: Review This
August 30, 2006
The Associated Press carried an item yesterdayhere's a copy from Forbesthat mentioned First Things. Actually, it was an unimportant wire story about Supreme Court justices' required financial statements for 2005. It did contain this sentence, however: "Scalia supplemented his $203,000 annual court salary with $21,900 for part-time teaching and a book review in the conservative journal First Things." You can read the original review here, but in case any potential reviewers saw the wire story, I thought I should mention that little of this supplemental income came from the review. Like, very little. Like, extremely little. Just a warning: Book reviewing for opinion journals is no path to wealth. Fame and prestige, perhaps. Look what we did for Justice Scalia. But wealth, no.