Tomorrow night I’ll be reading alongside Joshua Cohen and Melissa Broder at the Candlestick Reading Series at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn. I’m about 300 pages into Cohen’s book WITZ and love just about anything Broder says or does, so it’s pretty fair to say that I’m psyched about this.
It’s Monday, it’s raining, and they’re filming the (live action?) Smurfs movie right outside my office window. Thankfully, The New Yorker put up some of their content online prior to my hands touching the print version. This week, Ben Greenman talks about Mike Patton, Witz gets reviewed, and oh look, Malcolm Gladwell writes what might not be a five (internet) page review of a book that I’m probably never going to read. Somebody please confirm that this is indeed a […]
After reading the NY Observer piece about Joshua Cohen and his forthcoming novel, Witz, I wrote a blurb about it for Jewcy. I’ve learned that there is something about writing a book about the last Jew on earth that really irks people: Also there’s this: