If your post-election life has a campaign shaped hole, there are at least two retrospectives that could plug the gap.

Newsweek’s seven part Making of the President-like novelization of the race is long, but full of interesting nuggets—for instance: Biden had no idea who Palin was before she was picked.

And CBS’s 60 Minutes sat down with Obama’s senior most aides just hours after his Grant Park victory rally for a discussion of how they got there. Plouffe speaks!

If you'd like to help CJR and win a chance at one of 10 free print subscriptions, take a brief survey for us here.

Clint Hendler is the managing editor of Mother Jones, and a former deputy editor of CJR.