Archive for May, 2009

Affecting And A Little Bit Strange

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Tina Brown’s webiverse conglomerator (or god, surely there’s a term? someone tell me what we’re calling these, please) The Daily Beast has a feature today on “Four Overlooked Books of 2009“, which includes the following and other nice words for The Slide:

Beachy has a distinct and very funny voice, and the book’s mood of confused longing sticks with you...It’s affecting and a little bit strange—and when I was done I vowed to read whatever Beachy writes next.

Anyone looking for a juicy-as-hell story about why the Times hasn’t yet reviewed The Slide please contact me and I will be happy to make one up.

Regret, Jealousy

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

I just now learned of a book called Slide and Slurp, Scratch and Burp: More About Verbs (Words are Categorical), which is actually and amazingly the very full-length working title I had for years before Dial made me shorten it out of concern for what Noah called “man, that’s already an illustrated book for ages 4-8″.

Wunderkammer

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Friend Della recently began compiling a hell of a “curious collection of art, poetry, and prose”, called, wonderfully, Wunderkammer. Here’s a tiny thing I was happy to contribute, “A Single Sneeze Would Ruin The Whole Shot“.