“a vocabulary for the consolation of sorrowing children”

This is all that is on Michael Chabon’s website.

I think he is my favorite author. His writing is the kind that sucks you under, consumes you, and makes you stay up all night, reading straight through, knowing all the while that when you finish you’ll be bereft at the loss of the companionship of his novel. And each of his books are wonderfully different, there is no sense while reading one that “this is the same story this guy has told in his last 12 books.”

But even more, I admire him because of this:

He was asked to be in People’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” but said, “I don’t give a shit [about it]….I only take pride in things I’ve actually done myself. To be praised for something like that is just weird. It just felt like somebody calling and saying, ‘We want to put you in a magazine because the weather’s so nice where you live.'”

Word.

 

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Published in: on September 25, 2007 at 7:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

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