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Chris Mitchell

 

Sally Neighbour |  August 2011 | The Monthly Essays

A very complex person. That much is for sure. One colleague calls him “the United States of Mitchell, alluding to the American sitcom about a lovable, psychotic housewife with multiple personalities and a dysfunctional family. His looks , the alarming hair, the physical bulk , are deceiving. “You look at him and think he’s a thug, but he’s not. He’s actually super well-read and he’s eloquent, says a former staffer. A good friend, the author and columnist Ross Fitzgerald, says Mitchell “is deeply interested in the interplay of ideas and the life of the mind…