Upstream, he adds, “was test-piloted this summer and is now spreading steadily, like optimism or syphilis.”
To keep the program going, Handler writes, “Perhaps you’ll stop by at regular intervals with your pen, or perhaps you can convince, with cake or gin, the bookseller to come to you.”
Handler, who lives in San Francisco, said in an email that he is partnering with his neighborhood bookstore, Booksmith, which “puts on terrific events and has a glorious staff who are very patient with my wife and me when we stumble across the street from Zam Zam to tipsily purchase books it turns out we already owned.”
Tonight at 7:30, Héctor Tobar joins us to discuss Deep Down Dark: The Untold Story of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.
October 13, 2014 marked the fourth anniversary of the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners trapped for 69 days in a collapsed gold and copper mine about 2,300 feet below the surface.
The rescue was witnessed around the world. Some of the miners have given interviews and several quick books came out immediately afterwards. However, the miners all agreed on Day 68 of their 69 day ordeal that they would wait to tell the full story of their survival to one writer for one book. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist, Héctor Tobar, is the writer they chose and DEEP DOWN DARK is the book. The miners’ experiences below, and the lives that led them there, is a saga not told until now.
yet again, losertakesall and Shipwreck was everything everyone wanted it to be and then some last night. i mean, John Scalzi winning for his porno writing and doing crazy nerd-in-a-sweatshirt-and-mom-jeans dance?!! even Cecil’s flubs were perfect (like accidentally saying dick?! GREAT!) i am so thrilled to have been able to see it grow from the beginning, watch losertakesall flourish as she takes it forward, and i hope this means, if New York can be so happily seduced, that there will be years of messy erotic shipwreck fanfic to come. bring it global success, effin bring it.
dispatches from #booksmith - these candles from the gorgeous folks @frostbeardmpls smell like all the best things. books. sherlock. bookstores. sherlock. you know how it is #books #bookstore #candles #sherlock #sherlock #sherlock #sherlock #basically
Tonight at 7:30, William Bostwick uncovers the stories behind the brewers who have practiced their craft since the dawn of civilization—farmers, priests, revolutionaries, and more—in THE BREWER’S TALE, part travelogue, part history, part culinary adventure.