1. Writing is a solitary pursuit. Writers spend an indecent amount of time on their own, agonizing over the perfect word to turn a story while memoirists wrestle with not only words but the twists of memory; the good, the bad, and the lonely. I say this to tell you that you’ve not only given me money, you’ve given me company. You’ve elected me to be your personal storyteller of a time you are all intrigued by, a time you may very well have participated in. So you can bet I’m imagining you all here with me while I take this journey back to honor the place, and the time, in all it’s raging glory.

    Solitude is overrated. Thank you. I’m honored.

    —Adele Bertei is making us misty-eyed this morning in the first project update for her memoir, No New York: Adventures in the Town of Empty.

  2. terrysdiary:

Me and Cynthia Plaster Caster 

Do you guys remember Cynthia Plaster Caster? She made her name — and gained a substantial amount of notoriety — in the ’60s and ’70s when she started casting the, ahem, anatomy of famous male rock stars in plaster. Her repertoire has since expanded to include filmmakers, writers, and other artists, and what you’re probably wondering right now is well isn’t there a book in all this somewhere? Well, there is. And it’s on Kickstarter. Frankly, we think Cynthia seems pretty cool. Like your best friend’s kooky Aunt that spikes the tea when Mum isn’t looking.

    terrysdiary:

    Me and Cynthia Plaster Caster

    Do you guys remember Cynthia Plaster Caster? She made her name — and gained a substantial amount of notoriety — in the ’60s and ’70s when she started casting the, ahem, anatomy of famous male rock stars in plaster. Her repertoire has since expanded to include filmmakers, writers, and other artists, and what you’re probably wondering right now is well isn’t there a book in all this somewhere? Well, there is. And it’s on Kickstarter. Frankly, we think Cynthia seems pretty cool. Like your best friend’s kooky Aunt that spikes the tea when Mum isn’t looking.
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