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  1. Friday, December 27, 2013
  2. Monday, March 25, 2013
  3. Wednesday, January 23, 2013

    Maybe little by little I’m fumigating 

    tommy lee jones

    Nick Tosches being interviewed in Esquire this month…

    Scott Raab: The theme apparent in all your books is, to me, a fearless quest for what’s at the heart of human knowledge.

    Nick Tosches: We’re finite creatures, doomed to never get a fraction of what wisdom it would take to deal with infinity. This book has a lot to do with the unbelievable power and beauty of that almost unattainable freedom. Since none of us really gets to know it, we don’t know what extremely powerful dangers might lurk in it.

    SR: One of the things that I’ve seen more often in your writing recently is an idea best expressed in Ezra Pound’s line “Do not move, Let the wind speak.”

    NT: Those words of Pound, the “120th Canto,” say it all. You’re never gonna outwrite the movement of the white clouds and the blue sky. You’re never going to. There are times when I try to write beautifully, but I don’t know if I’m trying to exorcise my own demons. If I am, there are other ones lurking beneath, because they keep coming out. Maybe little by little I’m fumigating.

    SR: I think exorcising them is out of the question. Who are you without your demons?

    NT: That’s probably true, but it’s not a truth that we wanna just accept flatly. Look at it like this: This is the most fucked-up species that ever pissed on this planet. What do we have? We have three “one true” gods. Count ‘em. Three. And underlying everything is this question: Did man invent good and evil before he invented the gods to protect him from evil, or did he invent the gods first in order to say, “Look, I don’t want anybody fucking my wife, so you’re gonna go to hell if you do that”? All these acts of cowardice, all these gods. We’re just completely fucked up. This is a race of demons.

  4. Tuesday, January 8, 2013

    first book imma read all the way thru in 2013 is gonna be xTx’s 

    billie the bull

    this summer after “knowing” each other a good 20-30 years
    xTx and i finally met each other IRL at a holiday party in the sky

    people say that they see me or saw me or thought they saw me
    which is fine since i dont really keep that many things private

    but when i got the txt from her that she saw me
    standing on a balcony
    i looked around and said
    i suppose I AM on a balcony right now!
    (6845 del playa, fyi)

    and soon we were actually meeting each other in real life
    and it was very nice.

    today her new book
    billie the bull came out and the postman delivered mine today
    and i cant wait to put it in my pocket
    roll my laundry down to lucy’s
    and do my damn wash and read
    billie the bull!

    little books in 2013!!!!

  5. Saturday, October 20, 2012
  6. Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    hey danielle 

    remember that thing that i said you should do for 45 days?

    and you should write a book about it?

    i started it last night.

    perhaps we should do it together.

    perhaps your book and my book can be sold together.

    mooshed perfectly.

    or maybe when you flip over the one book, you see the other book.

    then we can go on the today show together and yuck it up with matt lauer.

    you’ll win him over and all the viewers will make us rich.

    anyways i started last night and its…. interesting.

    thats for sure.

  7. Saturday, July 21, 2012

    today is ernest hemingways birthday, hes 24 

    ernest hemingway

    the problem many kids encounter is theyre given hemingaway way too early

    and teachers show off the wrong book.

    if you give a freshman or sophomore high school boy “the old man and the sea”

    a book about subtleties and nuance – youre gonna bore the kid to death

    and youre going to forget that young people are full of life

    and distracted.

    sun also rises, maybe, but i would stick to the Nick Adams Stories

    id do something like “the short happy life of francis macomber”

    a short tale that was originally published in Cosmopolitan back in ’36

    (i know, seriously)

    a story that represents all of hemingways themes of failed relationships

    machismo, foreign lands, and courage.

    in college i would teach them garden of eden, an unfinished novel

    who scribners and sons cut 2/3rds from before they released it

    (i know, seriously)

    thats a love story about a man, his wife,

    and, um, a second woman.

    ok, fine, maybe grad school.

    happy birthday papa!

    “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.”

  8. Monday, July 9, 2012

    i got to say hello to Sapphire today 

    sapphire and patt morrison

    she is the woman who wrote “Push”

    otherwise known as “Precious”.

    she was very sweet and still i was nervous to say something

    that i was pretty sure either she wouldnt believe

    or would be very happy to hear.

    which was

    “ive only read like 5 books all the way through over the last 5 years

    and yours was one of them.”

  9. Friday, June 22, 2012
  10. Monday, May 28, 2012