"There's a great story to be told about the success of Starbucks. But we'll have to wait to hear it from somebody other than Taylor Clark," begins P.J. O'Rourke's review of 'Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture.' Ooh, burn! But then halfway through the review, after rambling about how he wishes he'd bought Starbucks stock at the right time, P.J. does a 180, helpfully announcing first that "here comes that 180 degree turn in critical appraisal that so often happens in the middle of a book review." He goes on to praise the book's "astonishing examples of open-minded intellectual honesty, arguments from evidence and cleareyed reporting." Which seems sort of an unfair move to pull a few hundred words after writing an opening paragraph that makes anyone remotely interested in the book immediately cross it off their reading list. [NYT]