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From the blog of author Brock Clarke:


posted on October 18th, 2007

Some of you have been insulting me, which I appreciate. Many of the insults have come in response to some very nice words Jennifer Finney Boylan had to say about me and my book– One of the nice words Jennifer used to describe me was “generous”; this word in particular has caused a good bit of dismay, outrage even, among many of you. My sister-in-law, for instance, when she read that Jennifer thought I was generous, said, indignantly, “Generous? You?” One of you even sent me an anonymous, profanity laced email–although the swearing feels familiar, almost fond, and so I’m assuming the swearer knows me, well. It’s always nice to hear from old friends, is my point.

If you’d like to swear at me, or see how generous I really am or am not, in person: I’ll be reading at Wichita State University on Thursday, October 25; at Watermark Books on Tuesday, October 30; in Cincinnati on Friday, November 3; at Washington University at St. Louis on Wednesday, November 14; and at Ohio Wesleyan University on Friday, December 7. Please see the tour news link for further details.


3 comments follow:

  1. At 2:22 pm on October 22nd, 2007, Howard commented:

    Brock, November 3 is a Saturday. really enjoyed the book

  2. At 2:24 pm on October 22nd, 2007, Howard commented:

    Oh yeah, was Peter LeClair a nod to Tom LeClair?

  3. At 6:08 am on August 29th, 2008, Shawn Abnoxious commented:

    Generosity. It all has to be put in perspective… Really… But it’s not like they were calling you a GOOD Samaritan. I love it when people use that phrase. See you at Jo-Beth Im the one that’s insulting… Since you like it and all. BTW, Love the Guide. Love the short stories… And I know your all about the Guide right now, but maybe, just maybe, you could do a little bit of GERONIMO too. Carry that torch…