Not to Bombard You…
…but here’s a quick bonus post.
In tonight’s last official tour event, I’ll be talking with my dear pal Nick Offerman at the Writer’s Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, sponsored by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. The program benefits the Foundation, in its support of the heroically vital Los Angeles Public Library. The theater is at 135 S. Doheny, not far from where I used to be a doorman. Hopefully, no flashbacks will occur.
Also wanted to share this link to a lovely conversation I had with Sam Fragoso on his always engaging podcast Talk Easy. Thanks, Sam.
That’s all until Thursday, when we’ll return to our regularly scheduled Office Hours feature…and things will start getting back to normal.
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"Last official event!" In Japanese we say "otsukaresama deshita," which literally translates to "you are tired/it is tiring" but means something more like "thank you for all your hard work." I am sure you are also tired, but from the bottom of my heart, thank you for all your hard work George. For your books, your teachings, your time, warmth, and generosity of spirit you bestow upon us Story Clubbers. Otsukaresama deshita! These behind-the-scenes posts have been so much fun and I'm a little sad it's already coming to an end.
(I also have to ask: why two mugs?)
Hey StoryClubbers, you might want to checkout the rather profound podcast dropped today by The Ezra Klein Show called “George Saunders on the Braindead Megaphone that makes our politics so Awful”.
It’s rich with reflection, ambiguity, and revelation. My favourite line is George’s stated goal: to burn through disillusionment.