When people tell me that writing isn't a real...
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Simon & Schuster talks to Vaddey Ratner about her...
Vaddey Ratner was five years old when the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975. After four years, having endured forced labor, starvation, and near execution, she escaped while many of her family members perished. In 1981, she arrived in the U.S. as a refugee not knowing English and, in 1990, went on to graduate as her high school class valedictorian. She is a summa cum laude...
Jen Kirkman - Comedian: Jobs I Have Had →
jenkirkman: I made a list of every job I have worked that wasn’t stand-up or something in TV - starting at age 14. Most of these jobs I worked between the ages of 21-34 as I was doing stand-up for free at night and trying to get things going. Always be willing to get money however you can while you do what you want for free. JOBS I HAVE HAD Baby-sitter Grocery store clerk at Roche...
Best Author-on-Author Insults in History
Virginia Woolf on James Joyce: [Ulysses is] the work of a queasy undergraduate scratching his pimples.
Harold Bloom on J.K. Rowling: How to read ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’? Why, very quickly, to begin with, and perhaps also to make an end. Why read it? Presumably, if you cannot be persuaded to read anything better, Rowling will have to do.
H. G. Wells on George Bernard Shaw: An idiot child screaming in a hospital.
Ralph Waldo Emerson on Jane Austen: Miss Austen’s novels . . . seem to me vulgar in tone, sterile in artistic invention, imprisoned in the wretched conventions of English society, without genius, wit, or knowledge of the world.
William Faulkner on Ernest Hemingway: He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.
Ernest Hemingway on William Faulkner: Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?
W. H. Auden on Robert Browning: I don’t think Robert Browning was very good in bed. His wife probably didn’t care for him very much. He snored and had fantasies about twelve-year-old girls.
Mark Twain on Jane Austen: Every time I read ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone.
When asked, “How do you write?” I invariably answer, “One word at a time,” and...– Stephen King (via thelifeofabookjunky) Any missing links in your Stephen King collection? Visit Stephen King’s books page on S&S.
THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING with an O’Doul’s (because it’s fake beer, and this...– Editors’ Drink and Book Pairings (Sarah Knight, S&S Editor) for your Friday Happy Hour!
If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool...– Ray Bradbury (via tressebleue)
Chelsea Lately's Jen Kirkman Book Pre-Order... →
Via jenkirkman: Hi! I’m running a contest for the next 48 hours (ends on 8/3/12 at 11:59PM PST). Here are the two things you have to do – and if you do them, you’re entered to win signed, hard copies of my two comedy albums “Self Help” and “Hail to the Freaks.” Sound good? Good. So here’s WHAT you have to do: Pre-order my book and send me proof of purchase. Tell your friends! After you...