What Can He Really Do? What Can We Do About It?
GOOD threw an election party on November 8; we were so confident in Hillary that we started toasting with champagne early and often. The next morning, the entire office showed up to work dressed in black. Trump — and figuring out how to survive for years under his reign — was the only thing we could talk about. By 9:30 a.m., we knew we had to throw out about 30 pages of our winter issue, which was about to go to press, so we could focus on this urgently needed package. Up against 4 a.m. deadlines, we got the issue out the door on deadline and under a slightly revised budget.
The guide won a National Magazine award — GOOD's first — and it was a team effort through and through. I owned the journalism and foreign policy spreads; I also shaped and/or wrote many other elements throughout (including my favorite piece: "Turn Your Fury Into Fuel"). I also spent a late evening with GOOD's editor in chief drafting the perfect entry form copy.