A smattering of books published this year. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson; Rabbit Redux, John Updike; Tom Robbins’ Another Roadside Attraction; The Lorax, Dr. Seuss; Ed Sanders’ The Family; Encounters With the Archdruid, John McPhee; and Steal This Book, Abbie Hoffman.
No idea, but John Updike is tops. I read all the Rabbit books and many others. The guy could string words together. Let's hear it for one of the best.
I would say 70 as well, one of those years of reading and drinking the Champagne of Bottled Beers dangerously.