From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
When Tristram's got writer's block, he shaves and get dressed. Shaving is the easiest way to get the words flowing, because the body and mind are linked. So if you want to know whether Tristram has written a clean or a dirty book, the best thing to do is look at his laundry bill.