“If you say that there are elephants flying in the sky, people are not going to believe you. But if you say that there are four hundred and twenty-five elephants flying in the sky, people will probably believe you.”
Here, in its gorgeous entirety, a thoughtful and comprehensive biographical documentary on Philip Roth, complete with tons of interviews with Roth himself, as well as Jonathan Franzen and Mia Farrow and others. Well worth your while.
a friend of mine, alex, has started a blog where he writes about his observations and experiences and conversations at the bar. he’s a hugely talented writer and supportive critic (who has generously helped me edit and revise my own work) and this blog is really the first time he is putting his writing out there for the public to read
if you have a moment and are so inclined to spend your free time perusing some quality writing, I recommend checking out alex’s work. you’ll be lending some attention to a truly talented guy who deserves it and getting in on some interactions with interesting folks — all of which I wholeheartedly support :)
So this is the kindest thing ever writ about yours truly, and by a most worldly, precocious, ambitious, compassionate, artful and kindhearted person at that. I’m warmed to the gills and glassy-eyed. Thank you, Jesse, for the emotional support as well as the steroidal injection of traffic you just shot into my humble little blog project.
I’m really immeasurably grateful. Thank you so much :)
Urology office plays The View on all three of its waiting room’s flat screen TVs. Bunch of guys staring at their feet. If I was a urologist I’d have cycles of Rocky on every screen. And a Pac-Man machine. Darts.