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Jul 31, 2014 / 53 notes

Anonymous said: In Invisible Monsters you write about Spokane, WA. What is your honest opinion of Spokane?


Spokane is my secret favorite city.  After their divorce, my father moved there and my siblings and I would visit him during the 1970’s.  We’d take the train, the Empire Builder, to return to our mother, but that meant staying up all night because the midnight train always arrived hours late.  To me, Spokane has always been empty late-night streets and watching the sun rise over deserted buildings.  Among my favorite places to write is a small ( the smallest ) room on the fourteenth floor of the Davenport Hotel.  My father grew up in poverty, and that fancy hotel seemed to represent everything he could ever want from life.  I look for any excuse to visit the city.

Hometown represent.

Jul 26, 2014 / 15 notes

warmmaltliquor said: You're stopping in the Pac Northwest on your book tour right? Hopefully Washington? Maybe even Spokane?


This October I’ll be at Third Place Books in Seattle.  I’ve been angling to get an event at Aunties in Spokane. 

For now, I’m off to the convention floor.  A world of hurt. 

Fingers crossed…

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Jul 6, 2014

moritzstiefeldoesntdosadness said: The focus would be on the events not the people or type of art

Ohhhhh, okay. That’s really good. Definitely more inclusive than I was thinking. But seriously, that’s a great idea. Let me know if I can do anything to help you out.

Need a whole new syntax for fatigue on days like this,’

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via love—literature)

you should. [it’s a pretty hard read though. i’ve never finished it.. i distinctly remember john green saying it’s one of those books that make you feel like you’ve really accomplished something when you’ve gotten through them. dave eggers: “and thus i spent a month of my young life. i did little else. and I can’t say it was always a barrel of monkeys. it was occasionally trying. it demands your full attention.” you should definitely borrow it.]

(via cochleandus)

I read this book in the latter half of my senior year of high school, which was also one of the most difficult times in my entire life. It consumed me, and by doing that it saved me (or helped me save myself). Because of this, I feel weirdly indebted to DFW. He gave me a sanctuary, which I didn’t even particularly like half of the time, and I owe him my life for that. But how do you give your life to a dead man?

(via cochleandus)

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Jun 26, 2014 / 1 note

purrrbancatfitters said: wait who's this nick person with a tumblr? I followed him but I didn't see until now that you know him. Also when am I seeing you this weekend?

Nick Porter, one of the best guys I know. He runs with my LC crowd. I’ll have to introduce you guys sometime!
And, Jill doesn’t get in until Sunday, so we’ll go from there.


warmmaltliquor took a hella cute picture of me

Actually, typhyr is just hella cute.
Jun 16, 2014 / 3 notes


warmmaltliquor took a hella cute picture of me

Actually, typhyr is just hella cute.
Apr 24, 2014 / 1 note

"As the rain let up, the sunshine came in through the window and idled on your skin. I want everything to be that color. I close my eyes and I am submersed in that color."

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