The literary world’s been having a bit of fun lately, pummeling novelist Jonathan Franzen.
In a recent interview, the author of The Corrections revealed that he was unsettled by his feelings of disconnection and bewilderment toward the Milennial generation. He wanted to understand 20-somethings better. So he decided to learn about younger people…by adopting an Iraqi orphan. Continue reading “What If?”
“It needed to be [published], and you did it.”
They’re probably not going to start inscribing it on Pulitzer letters anytime soon; still, those words are among the highest praise a writer could receive, especially when spoken by Stan Abbott. Continue reading “Keep Trying”
Awhile back, I told my class a story, about getting myself in over my head. I won’t go into the details, because it’s kind of long. Suffice to say it involved a fast-paced job I wasn’t well-trained for, and a slightly off dude who wanted me to ask him about his “Post-Traumatic Sex Disorder.” (No, that’s not a real disorder.) Continue reading “The Impostor Syndrome”