Your Ever-Lovin’ Blue-Eyed Montaigne

February 8, 2013 § Leave a comment

spiderman kleurNot sure what he had for his late night snack, but one morning essayist William Bradley woke up “with the idea of translating Michele de Montaigne’s “Au Lecteur” (“To the Reader”) into the type of English employed by legendary comic book creator/ oversized personality Stan “The Man” Lee.”  Below you can read a portion of his efforts, or read his profoundly provocative posting in its exhaustively erudite entirety right here.

You know your ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Montaigne wouldn’t write for his own benefit—why, if he had, he would make himself look like a brilliant Tony Stark or Reed Richards-type.  I want you, the reader at home, to see me as transparently as the Invisible Girl, for that is The Mighty Montaigne Manner!  Heck, if it wouldn’t get us in trouble with the Comics Code Authority, I’d present myself as naked as The Silver Surfer!!

 So, True Believer, this book is about Michele the Man.  Face front!

Captain Memoir to the Rescue

October 7, 2011 § 8 Comments

We here at Brevity Blog headquarters truly hate when someone takes a cheap shot at memoir writers, especially when they employ the stale “me, me, me” trope to discount serious self-inquiry, except sometimes the naysayers are very very funny, as in the latest Cartoon Adventures of Bill and Dave over at Bill and Dave’s Cocktail Hour.  Plus, Bill Roorbach is perhaps the cuddliest superhero ever conceived:

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