Posts Tagged ‘J.D. Salinger’
A Third Possibility
People frequently ask me, “Where did you go to college?” and some look as though I’ve just walloped them in the face with a flounder when I reply, “I didn’t go to college.” How can that be, I see them thinking, you’re a published author. Yeah. And in this era of nearly mandatory MFAs, I…Read More
Why some critics drive writers to a cabin in the woods
I’m fascinated by curious juxtapositions, which always get me thinking, and this week presented an intriguing one. First, and most sadly, J.D. Salinger passed away, a man as famous for hating being famous as he was for writing “The Catcher in the Rye.” Second, Martin Levin, Books Editor for The Globe and Mail, wrote an…Read More
A humble life, dedicated to great purpose?
Last night I watched Stephen Colbert skewer fame, God bless him. Here’s the clip: The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c The Word – Cognoscor Ergo Sum www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Economy Everyone loves me, says Colbert. I am known, therefore I am. My life has meaning because everything I…Read More