My favorite comment made last night went like this, emphatically:
"You have to see my Latin notebooks from high school- they're covered in doodles of basketball players."--Keith Newton, poet
Yes, I would love to see your latin notebooks.
Across the subway this morning I saw this creepy black hand print smear. I had to wait until the people cleared out of that area so I could re-locate and take a photo when no one was looking:
Recently in my work emails to authors I find myself using the word "superb." I'm troubled by this. I think they like it, though. They really do.
I want to see Juno this weekend.
Next Wednesday. Peter Jay Sharp Theater. I'll be there:
Um, I totally cracked and am attending. George Saunders makes me laugh out loud in a way that suprises me. I've only read CivilWarLand in Bad Decline and Pastoralia, but I plan on reading his other work. And also, I was just so curious about how this event would play out that I'm going with a friend to spy on Maggie Gyllenhaal:
Please join us on January 16th at Symphony Space, as 826NYC and Penguin Books present a benefit reading to celebrate the release of The Book of Other People, a collection of brand new stories by contemporary authors edited by Zadie Smith. ZADIE SMITH will host this special event, which will feature readings by two of the book's contributors, GEORGE SAUNDERS, and VENDELA VIDA, plus a rare reading by actress MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL. There will be a book signing and Q & A after the reading.
All proceeds from the book and reading will benefit 826NYC. If you would like to go too, click: http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/2385