August 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
Eight Reasons This Piece by David Lazar at Essay Daily Made My Morning, by Brevity managing Editor Sarah Einstein:
1. It reads like my Dream Cocktail Party Guest List, or would if I was the sort of person who actually enjoyed cocktails: Philip Lopate! John Gross! Lydia Fakundiny! Joseph Epstein! Ned Stuckey-French! Nicole Walker! Margot Singer! Jill Talbot! Jeff Porter! Patricia Foster! Patrick Madden! And, of course, David Lazar!
2. “One can now buy actual books, it seems, that say ‘essay’ on the cover.”
3. Gratuitous references to whitefish salad make me happy. And a little hungry.
4. I am excited to learn that there was a Nonfiction Pleistocene period, and am hoping that this will lead to the discovery of fossilized saber-toothed collage essays and lyric mastodons.
5. I do, in fact, almost always think of Katherine Hepburn when someone mentions David Lazar. How uncanny is that?
6. “Philip Lopate and other essayists apostolic literary zealotry.” Sign me up. I’ll even wear my Sunday go to meeting clothes.
7. Woody Allen + Whitefish Salad = Remembering That It’s Almost Rosh Hashanah Before My Mother Has To Remind Me
8. “The Age of Nonfiction, like global warming, may be here for longer than I think.” Here at Brevity, we’re banking on it.
November 8, 2010 § 1 Comment
Patrick Madden and his team of hooligans (including Michael Martone) staged a romp of a game show at last week’s NonfictioNow Conference in Iowa City.
Mere words cannot express the joy of watching essayists Ned Stuckey-French, David Lazar, and Brenda Miller diaper stuffed animals in the Japanese game show portion of the evening.
Or the goofiness of watching the Lopates face off against the Gutkinds in Family Feud.
But pictures can convey the madness, so GO HERE AND SEE THE ACTION.
Or, if you’d rather, change a diaper and get a job.