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Writers: Your Twitter Sh*t is Boring

Writers: Your Twitter Sh*t is Boring

It’s hard to imagine another person as utterly horrible as Hunter S. Thompson. Antisocial alcoholic drug addict who even failed as a narcissist. Verbally abusive, a liar, and a self-absorbed pedant. Not far behind him are people like Ernest Hemingway, Norman...
The Writer as Home Decorator

The Writer as Home Decorator

What do your bookshelves look like? Here’s some of mine: I’ve kept most books I’ve ever owned. I’ve even kept little novelty books I’ve picked up out of cutout bins — things like a compendium of Jewish party album covers from the...
REVIEW: 1984 by George Orwell

REVIEW: 1984 by George Orwell

1984 came thirty years late, some would have us know. The total surveillance Orwell describes required technology that was still a dream in the 1980’s, but is commonplace now. We are now living in a time when some televisions (and almost all computers) literally...

REVIEW: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley My rating: 4 of 5 stars “Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none...