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Nervous Breakdown

Hey–I am the featured non-fiction person on The Nervous Breakdown right now. That means they have an excerpt from ACP, a self-inflicted interview, a link to my ACP Video, and some snappy new photos that B. took of me the other night at the last minute. It’s some pretty nifty stuff.

In other quick news, I am reading at this cool new event here in town called The Literary Mixtape. It’s an event where people talk about writers and/or books that they love and they read from that work. I will be talking about and reading some choices selections from Larry Brown’s writing. You might know how much I love me some Larry Brown. I’ve even visited his grave site and fished on his pond before.

It’s at 6:30pm at Valentines. I hope you can come down and say hello.

East Coast photo album!

Hello March! Now that the majority of my touring is over, I can relax at home and (hopefully) do some more writing and blogging.

While in New York and Baltimore two weeks ago, Frayn was able to snap some cool pics. My favorites are the ones taken at Adam Robinson’s apartment. Mr. Robinson, as you may know, is a gifted (yes, gifted!) poet, publisher of Publishing Genius Press, and now the host of “Culinary Genius,” a uh, cooking show that um, takes place in Adam’s, um, beautif–err, minimalist-style kitchen. I bet these photos really make you want to see the show, huh?

That’s Joseph Young, author of Easter Rabbit, on the flipcam and Frayn in the mirror. We’re making chicken bacon feta spinach salad.

And here’s Michael Kimball, who hosted my Baltimore event with Jen Michalski, on the other flipcam (yes, this was a two camera production).

I like how Adam is like a headless blur in this photo. It’s like we’re in a Sub Pop band or something.

And then we ate.

But we only had a few minutes before we had to take off for the reading…

In New York, I had two great readings–one at the In the Flesh series…

…and the other at Word in Brooklyn. I was joined by Justin Taylor at both, whose great story collection was recently raved about in the New York Times. We share a publisher and editor. Here he is, the young mastermind, Michael Signorelli, introducing us.

Here’s Mr. Taylor

Earlier that day, we visited him at the HarperCollins offices (conveniently right next to our hotel). We saw this great display of books in the lobby.

And here’s a staged photo of Sig and I pretending to edit something. Or maybe we’re arguing about royalties…

It was a great time. Thanks to everyone who came out.

For All the Shy Readers…

My book is now out! And if you’re shy about putting money down on a book with the word pornography on the cover, fear not: I have thought of some crafty ways to protect your chaste reputation. Enjoy these helpful tips, my fair reader!