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“Mailer Approves of a Woman President—If She’s ‘Impressive.’” AP wire story, 18 July. Besides his comment about the qualities of a woman presidential candidate, Mailer reveals that he is working on a new book: “It’s a secret what this book is about, and it’s big.” The book is The Castle in the Forest (07.10), which he began writing seven or eight months earlier, after at least two years of research.