February 16, 2012
Dat’s right - Free Love for Sale has moved up an impressive 100,000+ spots in the last week. Many thanks for those of you who purchased this watershed entry into American letters. I was thinking of doing a spoken-word version – I wonder if Jimmy from South Park is available?
If I crack the top 50,000, I’ll be hosting a kegger.
August 12, 2011
I’m having a small party tonight as a release celebration for FLFS. In celebration of this, I’m making gumbo, quiche, fruit salsa and ratatouille, the latter being my first attempt at the classic dish (origin: Nice-FR). Ratatouille is one of those dishes enjoyed by princes and paupers of all ages, and the various spins you can put on it are limitless. The dish was (re-) introduced to the food-loving world by the animated film of the same name, and I’m looking forward to taking a stab at it tonight.
August 12, 2011
This is both interesting and sadly accurate:
Whether your own college experience was more like The Paper Chase or Animal House, you can be sure that today’s campuses are neither. Instead, your tuition and tax dollars are funding an ever-growing army of bureaucrats that police everything from free speech to dating. Administrators now outnumber faculty on our nation’s campuses, and even students’ innermost thoughts are subject to their oversight. Each year, the college experience gets closer to that of a TSA line at the airport — but one that you have to live in for four years.
via College speech codes | FIRE | A warning to college parents and grandparents | The Daily Caller.
Free Love for Sale, my recently-released novel, is set in the spring of 1997, a time when the policies now in effect at most college campuses were just starting to blossom. Although the book is, in its own way, a send-up of and reaction to these policies, those willing to get past the muck of rutting that covers the book’s pages will note that much of what takes place in it could no longer happen on a college campus, especially a liberal arts one like the fictional Foster College at which it’s set.
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