New Hampshire Is for Lovers

The ex-president glided past clouds, and memories of his youth, while approaching a throng of media and friends ready to welcome him with a rousing cheer. All he had to do was land.

Published June 16, 2004 9:48PM (EDT)

The plane was pleasantly cacophonous. The noise was incredible, crowding out all thought and order. J. Junior Inferior Sr. loved it. He was sitting in the plane, on the floor, knees up as if in a toboggan. Behind him was Tripp Montana, distant cousin of Joe and Inferior Senior's three-time sky-diving partner.

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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