New Hampshire Is for Lovers

Glenn Close seemed nice enough. But the hundreds who gathered to see the prospective presidential candidate couldn't help wondering what, exactly, was she doing there?

Published April 12, 2004 10:09PM (EDT)

The audience in the gym sat and stared. Glenn Close. That was her, all right. This was a junior high gym in Lincoln, N.H., about two hours north of Manchester, where the floor was very clean and a woman looking precisely like Glenn Close was standing on it, wearing neat black boots and faded black jeans, a simple black turtleneck and a camel's hair blazer over it. This woman -- she really looked almost exactly like Glenn Close.

The rest of this story is no longer online, but does appear in the book "The Unforbidden Is Compulsory, or Optimism."

By Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of "You Shall Know Our Velocity" and "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius."

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