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A Conversation with Diana Kirk, Author of Licking Flames

Diana Kirk

“My book is…the story of a woman that takes life by the balls and squeezes everything out of it.”

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Interview: Author Dinty W. Moore on Mindfulness and Writing

Dinty W. Moore

“By pushing sentences, words, ideas, images, around on a page…we are trying to cut through the chatter, to recognize what is true.”

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Hillary Carlip

Hillary Carlip covered in books

“Just like when I decided to start an all-girl, all ex-con band, or learn how to eat fire, it just felt like it was time to write my memoir.”

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Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez

“There is shit everywhere. The language itself gets muddled and used dishonestly. For me the way to clean the windshield is through writing, which goes hand in hand with reading.”

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Thomas Beller

Thomas Beller

“The whole culture of coaching and prepping and that sort of intense PR stuff, how to talk on TV and the radio, is disgusting as it applies to a real person, to writers.”

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Andrei Codrescu

Andrei Codrescu

“Almost everything [in America] contains its own satire—it’s satirical in itself. So it’s hard to get to what it is about it that is actually funny, or at least smirkable.”

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Richard Conniff

Richard Conniff

“I like to think of this book as Life Styles of the Rich and Famous meets Chimpanzee Politics.”

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