Archive for December, 2010

23
Dec
10

Thanks, Stephen Elliott

For those of you who haven’t read Stephen Elliott (http://stephenelliott.com/), he’s a hell of a writer. His last book, THE ADDERALL DIARIES was/is one of the best I’ve read in the last few years. He takes what’s becoming an increasingly formulaic genre (the memoir) and makes it new. Truly, a great book. Several of his other books are very strong, as well–my favorites are HAPPY BABY and MY GIRLFRIEND COMES TO THE CITY AND BEATS ME UP.

Anyway, there’s a fine interview with Stephen up at the new blog, Mourning Goats–this is their first interview, an it’s a good one. I look forward to more of this interesting blog of interviews with writers. And, while it’s a fine interview all on its own, it became one of my favorites when Stephen Elliott mentions me in this lovely line:

“Some writers that I think should receive more attention include Rob Roberge, Corrina Bain, Michelle Tea, and Bucky Sinister…”

Very cool to see–and some very cool company to be in (if you haven’t read Michelle Tea’s VALENCIA, you’re missing out). Read the whole interview here:

http://mourninggoats.blogspot.com/2010/10/1-stephen-elliott.html


23
Dec
10

Some cool new news and stuff of mine on the web…

Hey All–

I got asked by David at the Largehearted Boy Blog (a GREAT blog you should check out often, as it’s always updated with cool stuff…unlike the infrequent posts here) to do a play list to go with WORKING BACKWARDS FROM THE WORST MOMENT OF MY LIFE. This is a great idea…and a lot of the other writers did some VERY cool choices. Anyway, here’s mine:

http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2010/12/book_notes_rob.html

 

Also, WORKING BACKWARDS was named one of the notable books of 2010 over at The Nervous Breakdown. It’s a real honor to be on this list, especially with the quality of the other books. And, not only that, I’ve now reached a career goal of being mentioned in an article with Keith Richards. So I can retire happy now.

http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/golear/2010/12/presentingthe-2010-nobbie-awards/#comment-118557