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Jonathan Franzen: I Keep Pot In My Freezer

Jonathan Franzen keeps marijuana in his freezer, author Elif Batuman writes in The Guardian.Batuman, a National Book Critics Circle finalist and the author of “The Posessed,” writes that while in New York around NBCC ceremonies, she attended…

Jonathan Franzen keeps marijuana in his freezer, author Elif Batuman writes in The Guardian.

Batuman, a National Book Critics Circle finalist and the author of “The Posessed,” writes that while in New York around NBCC ceremonies, she attended a dinner thrown by her publisher, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, for its three NBCC finalists: Damon Searles, Jonathan Franzen and herself. When talk between her and her agent turned to who at the dinner might have marijuana, they agreed that Franzen was the most likely candidate.

During the exchange, which Batuman outlines below, Franzen admitted that he had marijuana — but it was home in his freezer:

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