Friday, September 14, 2007

Burning Love

Looks like I made the paper today (no, not the ones hanging in the Post Office, thanks for asking).

Being the prolific writer and literary cheerleader that I am, I've managed to talk the Rocky Mountain News into my second consecutive feature review in a row, following last month's dead-bang review of Dead Boys by Richard Lange.

This month, it's the quasi-controversial musings of arsonist Sam Pulsifer, he who burned down the Emily Dickinson House in Amherst, Massachusetts and chronicles his quest to set more hearts ablaze in Brock Clarke's An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England. My feature review, titled "Igniting the Literary World," runs in the Spotlight section of today's Rocky Mountain News.

When you're done there, feel free to vist the book's clever website, which includes a detailed list of literary homesteads that deserve to be put to the fire, a memoirizer to fictionalize your own life story, and some practical advice for budding firebugs (Tip #2: "For an arsonist just starting out, it's perhaps easier to burn down a nearby home of an obscure writer rather than burn down a more famous writer's house in a more distant city.").

Don't play with matches, kids.

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