Keep This Quiet! is now in the Wake County library system. I think they have five copies and are just putting them into their list. As a result, I will be doing one event, or reading – perhaps several events – in their branches. Don’t know yet when and where. I’d like to practice in the branch nearest me and build up to Cameron Village and Falls of the Neuse. Anyway, this will be fun, I think. I am looking forward to it and thank Mary Paul Thomas for having thought of the idea of donating a few books – and purchased and donated them. Keep This Quiet! was already on the library’s list of books it intended to purchase, but it was waiting for more funds. I say: There’s nothing like the present! And so it is.
Not having my own hot spot at home, I go to the library to download purchases for my new Kindle. As it’s five minutes away, and one minute from my ballet class, that solution works perfectly. At least for now. I like easy solutions.
Wishing everyone the simplest, most fun, fastest solutions possible at this time. Lots of good opportunities and easy success with them. Of course, I have just gone to an “extreme sports” site to read up on some upcoming high-risk, high-exertion high-adrenaline challenges, and those, I like as well. I’ll take some of both.
Ron Whitehead sent me a “short review” of Keep This Quiet! Every word, I would like to frame. For whoever is interested, I posted it in the Keep This Quiet website! here.
There are many ways many paths open to us.
But truth is actually a pathless land – Ron Whitehead
Paul Krassner is putting what he calls, in quotes, “our story” into his reissue of Confessions in the fall.
This is quite funny. I love the effect of a “character” in a book stepping off the pages, or maybe just pretending to step onto them in the first place. It makes me wonder how Hunter would have responded to this memoir, suppose I had published it while he was alive – which never crossed my mind, for many good reason. Anyway, just suppose. Would be fun.
See more about Krassner’s memoir here. Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in Counterculture – New Expanded Edition
“Krassner lives in a world where Truth and Satire are swingers, changing partners so often you never know who belongs with whom” – Playboy
“Wickedly funny . . . Chillingly funny . . . A convincing look at a man who knows how to wield absurdity” – San Francisco Chronicle
“Paul’s own writing, in particular, seemed daring and adventurous to me; it took big chances and made important arguments in relentlessly funny ways. I felt, down deep, that maybe I had some of that in me too; that maybe I could be using my skills to better express my beliefs. The Realist was the inspiration that kep pushing me to the next level; there was no way I could continue reading itand remain the same” – George Carlin