Author Elmore Leonard works on a manuscript at his home in Bloomfield Township, Mich., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. He's two decades past the age when most Americans begin receiving Social Security benefits. And the Hot Kid's never been hotter. Leonard's 44th novel, "Djibouti," hit shelves on Tuesday, a day after he celebrated his 85th birthday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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