"What you don’t do is live in Uniontown, OH for several years, give zero thought to the daily racism that happens in that environment until the realization that Payton’s blackness is an Earth-shattering inconvenience that essentially undoes the decades of advantage you and your girlfriend have had and then turn on Pandora radio and play “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” on the repeat while crying some crocodile tears."
Hey John, what is your reaction to the news that the Riverside district has chosen to ban TFIOS from middle school libraries on the grounds that it deals with mortality and sex? I remember your reactions to similar situations concerning your books have been pretty animated and wondered what you thought?
I guess I am both happy and sad.
I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality since they won’t be reading my book, which is great for them.
But I am also sad because I was really hoping I would be able to introduce the idea that human beings die to the children of Riverside, California and thereby crush their dreams of immortality.
My first relationship was my worst relationship. I was desperately young. My first relationship was with the boy who turned me into the girl in the woods. He was a good boy from a good family living in a good neighborhood but he hurt me in the worst ways. People are rarely what they seem. The more…
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In the first episode publishing professionals Bev Rivero and Jennifer Baker discuss their respective backgrounds (over 20 years’ experience) and their reasoning/inspiration for the Minorities in Publishing podcast, as well as what listeners can expect to hear in future episodes,…
Quite possibly our favourite literary rebel, Hunter S Thompson was renowned for living life to the fullest, helped somewhat by some, ahem, familiar substances. He died back in 2006 but today, July 18th, would been his 77th birthday. We imagine he’d have been spending it doing something too NSFW for us to describe on here… To celebrate him and his work, we’ve assembled our 25 favourite pieces of Thompson wisdom. Let us know if we missed off your favourite at the bottom. _______________________________________________________