Valerie Plame, who was outed and smeared by no less than the Earl of Minor Despair, Bob Novak, in an effort to discredit (true) stories that Saddam didn't really have nukes before we invaded, is hard at work on a novel, though she won't say whether it's more about her covert life or the end of it. She will, say, that she's kind of a fan of the Decemberist's song about her— she thinks "it's hysterical." [Women's Wear Daily, YouTube]