My newfound writing hero

Katy Waldman has earned my undying loyalty with her recent Slate piece entitled Grapefruit is Disgusting.


If only she would go after broccoli with the same fervor.

While you should read her entire piece, maybe twice, I thought this particular paragraph stood out above the rest and should probably be nominated for paragraph of the year.

No. Grapefruit is unwieldy, disgusting, and in some cases dangerous to eat. It is indisputably the worst fruit anyone has ever put on a plate.

I have always admired writers willing to take a stand absent any qualifiers.