Private: Raines memoir to be previewed in The Atlantic

Former New York Times editor Howell Raines is writing a memoir discussing “the paper’s bruising past—and, according to The Atlantic, its future.” The Atlantic Monthly will run a total of 20,000 words on the subject from Raines, beginning in May, 2004:

“It’s really the first time that Howell Raines has spoken out at all publicly since the Charlie Rose show,” Atlantic spokesperson Julia Rothwax said. That was the TV appearance in which Mr. Raines described himself as the inheritor of a “lethargic culture of complacency.”

No word yet whether entire chapters of the memoir will be devoted to college football and discrimination in Augusta, Georgia golf clubs.