Monday, April 15, 2013

Das Kolumne #10

Das Kolumne #10 is up over at Tin House. This installment is a healthy mix of writing advice and basic iguana care advice.

I suggest you mix up a couple of hot toddies for you and the special lizard in your life, then drag your computer monitor into a hammock for some relaxing blog reading. You can let my literary humor column rock you gently to sleep while Dr. Grooper's Extra-Strength Lizard Expectorant courses perniciously through your blood stream.

I can't think of a better way to spend this fine Monday morning. But then again, I'm a maniac.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

READOMMENDATION: Godforsaken Idaho

If you look at how infrequently I use this blog to recommend things that weren't written by me, then you should be able to infer that Godforsaken Idaho is a pretty rare treat of a book.

That said, while I might be okay talking about someone else's short stories, I understand that as devoted "Seth-heads" you might not feel comfortable reading fiction that wasn't written by me. In that case, I encourage you to cross out Shawn Vestal's name on your copy of Godforsaken Idaho and replace it with mine.

Then you can tell your friends that you're reading a fantastic collection by Seth Fried, which is full of vastly entertaining and insightful stories. Anyway, that's what I did with my copy of Vestal's book. So far I'm really pleased with the responses I've been getting.