Member since March, 2013
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If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
the story of my life.
Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
everywhere. nowhere. Billboards. The 1000 page Russian novel section of my favorite used book store in Minneapolis (Magers & Quinn) The New Yorker. The Atlantic. Harpers. The usual suspects.The 50 cent table. The $27.95 table. Sebastian Joe's coffee shop. Sitting in the waiting rooms of doctors to soon find out if I'm dying. (Wish me luck on Thursday.)
In bed I like to read:
Stanley Elkin, Nathanael West, Joan Didion, Peggy Orenstein, Anna Karenina (in the past 5 years I've read the first 15 pages 112 times. Did you know that "all happy families are the same"?)
My favorite story of all time is:
Green Eggs and Ham; the Torah; Catch 22; the last page of The Great Gatsby; The first page of On the Road; The first sentence of Anna Karenina; Job
Right now, I'm reading:
Day of the Locust; Miss Lonelyhearts; Slouching Towards Bethlehem; Easy Street by the late Susan Berman
The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Fever," by Miss Peggy Lee
If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
a stranger with a great laugh; an affinity for nice dogs and nice people; and the desire to do the right thing, even when no one is looking.
What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't forget to deal with karma