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Photos: Steve Almond reads ‘Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched’ and Sam Lipsyte reads from ‘The Ask’

Steve Almond reads 'Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched'

Steve Almond reads 'Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched' at Newtonville Books, Newton, MA.

Steve Almond, above, reads “Donkey Greedy, Donkey Gets Punched” from Best American Short Stories 2010 at Newtonville Books in Newton, MA, Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

Sam Lipsyte also read excerpts from his latest novel, “The Ask.”

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I’m a slow reader. And other meandering thoughts on a “sick day.”

The Book of Dads, edited by Ben George

The Book of Dads

It takes a sick day from work to be able to sit back in my La-Z-Boy and read a good book.

Today I returned to the excellent The Book of Dads, which I bought on June 9, 2009. I know the precise date because of two things.

One, I see that, in this collection of essays by writers on the joys and humiliation of fatherhood, the authors — including Steve Almond and Mainer Jennifer Finney Boylan — had crossed a line through or around their printed bylines and replaced them with their autographs, some wrote the date and “For Stan.”

The other reminder is that the occasional Goodreads newsletter reminds me that I started reading this book, the latest one tells me, 535 days ago, and I’m still not done. Ouch. Continue reading

Shooting photos for the Literary Death Match Boston (in Cambridge)

Little did I know that bringing my and my wife’s Nikon D90 to the Literary Death Match at the Enormous Room in Cambridge, MA, would lead my photos to be showcased on the LDM website a week later. Continue reading

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