Writers on Reading

fairstein lindaThe earliest images I recall are of me, leaning against the pillow in my narrow bed, while my mother sat beside me and read to me. It was the singsong rhythm of poetry that she used to try to lull me to sleep.

Author Essay
Chris Grabenstein

grabenstein chrisTo be able to write in explicit detail about a men’s room, I knew I would need reference material. Armed with my trusty Sony Sure Shot, I boldly ventured into the swarming throngs of males doing what men do best.

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Gary Lovisi

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The Dell Map Backs of the 1940s and 1950s were, quite simply, beautiful books.

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Welcome to Cottonwood, California.

Until last month, I had never heard of Cottonwood, Calif.

That’s no offense to the good people of Cottonwood, a town of about 3,300 located in Shasta Count