More classic stuff from Google Books. I’ve discussed Berg in these pages a few months ago. He once appeared on Information Please! with Clifton Fadiman. I wish I could find it online, but I can’t. The “it” that I’m referring to is an essay called “I Shook Hands With Shakespeare.” In it, Fadiman connects himself to Shakespeare via a series of acquaintances. The essay was as much of an inspiration for me and my occasional Mobius strips linking baseball figures as James Burkes’s works.