Dorothy Parker- The Complete Stories

dorothy parkerIf I had a time machine, the first thing I would do is go back to New York City circa 1930 and kidnap Dorothy Parker.  I would force her to tell me stories.  Ask her for fashion advice.  Writing advice.  Definitely ask for advice about women.  And we would absolutely, absolutely paint the town.  I can’t imagine anything more fun. Continue reading

In Persuasion Nation

Who are your heroes?  And how do you feel about meeting them?  I saw George Saunders at a reading a couple of months ago, and immediately went on a crazy Saunders kick.  (I’m sure  he would cringe at the “hero” reference.  He strikes me as a happy but really easygoing and unassuming guy.  But what do I know?  I only saw him for about an hour addressing a room of about 400 other people).  I have been a fan for a while now, but seeing him in person inspired me.  In Persuasion Nation was first on my list. Continue reading