Welcome back, and read these next

I hope you all had a good trip. I honestly think you’ll enjoy Family Fang by Kevin Wilson. Deadpan, sometimes blood-curling, surprisingly good-humored. Performance art and fame are the “lenses” into loopy family life. The potato-gun scene is an all-time classic. Can’t get enough of Lynda Barry’s Picture This, which brings me back to the days of purposeless (and therefore blissful) creation. It is, mostly, a picture book but I think you will like it anyhow. I’ve read it three times so far. I also read Robin Black’s If I Loved You I Would Tell You This with admiration. Aside from that, I’m pretty fired up about One Day I Will Write About This Place, by Binyavanga Wainana, which I’ve only just started.

Anyhow, I hope you brought us back some Hungarian sausages and perhaps a few containers of stroopwafels. I’m hungry right now; I could really eat them.


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