This is the big Kahuna. The guy with an app named after him. The generalissimo of sturdy, stark, macho American prose. The one and only author that your dad, your boss, your pothead roommate, your English teacher, and that Guy in Your MFA all agree is a Good Writer™.
Can you learn to write like America’s most consistently admired author? Indeed you can. But there are five very important steps you must take. Continue reading
Every summer, the local TV station out of Big City, Texas, aired the Sissy Spacek Movie Marathon for the entertainment and edification of rural children like myself. Three months of “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Badlands,” “Crimes of the Heart,” and “JFK” made for an instructive and relevant alternative to summer school. Continue reading
Talking books, boredom, and the world’s strangest pizza topping with Linda Hill. Continue reading
Much as I hated to admit it, Opal, Mama, and Mama’s lady friends had a point: Whenever I got bored, I made trouble.
Just like Daddy. Continue reading
I have no idea why I know that Cherries in the Snow is a particular color of lipstick. Am I aware of it purely due to the insidious power of marketing? Or is there greater cultural significance to this oddly-named makeup? Continue reading
Before Dr. Dick could bolt, we reached it: the Somwärin Trailer Park and RV Pleasure Garden. Continue reading
Called “one of 2018’s biggest and most controversial trends” by The Washington Post, edible glitter was invented for the cake decorating industry to garnish display cakes. By January, the FDA had to issue an advisory warning. Continue reading