Asides

Consider This

beach reads

Money earned in 2013 by author Patrick Wensink for his Amazon bestseller, Broken Piano For President: $12,000

Number of Twizzlers eaten today by people in New Jersey: Like three times that, probably

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1) Lists 2) Are 3) Delightful

Oh, how I adore a good list. It’s why I insist on papering my ghostwriter’s walls – where I currently reside on a temporary permanent basis on hisĀ futon – with index cards consisting of my favorite lists. For example, a highlight from a to-do list: 1) Groom self. 2) Parade self about. 3) Repeat.

Stay tuned this week for a link to my current favorite list from The Awl. Hint – it’s about literary journals and espionage. <giddy squeal>

The Success of Failure

“Humor is the intercontinental ballistic missile, and tragedy is the payload.”

-Gary Shteyngart

A doff of the cap to Word Bookstore in Jersey City for hosting my favorite Russian-American human. Shteyngart’s New York Times-bestselling memoir, Little Failure, is now out in paperback.