Big chill

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - ARTS -

THE wind chill hit -19ºC the night Fire and Fury came to town. But nei­ther po­lar vor­tex nor “bomb cy­clone” nor gloom of night could keep Wash­ing­ton’s po­lit­i­cal gos­sip­mon­gers from lin­ing up at Kramer­books on Thurs­day for the mid­night sale of Michael Wolff ’s newly pub­lished romp in Don­ald Trump’s White House.

For days the cap­i­tal had been cap­ti­vated by de­con­structed ver­sions of Wolff ’s book: ex­cerpts in New York mag­a­zine and Bri­tish GQ; an es­say by the au­thor in the Hol­ly­wood Re­porter; and the juici­est tid­bits pub­lished in

The Guardian after its re­porters stum­bled across a stray early copy in a New Eng­land book­store.

Plugged-in jour­nal­ists blessed with ad­vance copies had high­lighted pas­sages and tweeted pho­tos of page after page.

High-level White House staffers called around town to find out if they had been men­tioned. By Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, hours after

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