LISTS: The King of all Cliches

This month’s issue of The Writer (a magazine that shows up in my mail for some reason) has a cover story about writing titled “104 Worst Cliches.” At number three is this one:

The top 10 of anything, the top 100 of anything or, worse, the top 101 of anything.

But check out the cover of every magazine not wrapped in plastic at the airport concession stand, and you’ll find a list. And an ab workout. Or a better sex tip. The mind races with possibilities.

Although I am interested in reading about the five must-have flies or 50 best places to live and fish now, so if you’ve seen anything like that, let me know.

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