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Stephen Elliott

Notes From Book Tour #7: Notes

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I landed in Washington, D.C. and went to the Lincoln Memorial where I did a short reading and Q&A for Barrel House Magazine. It was a quickly put together event and there were only maybe ten or eleven people. We went out for a drink after and it was fun but it also reminded me to protect the wind in my sails.

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Book Tour Interviews #2: Padma Viswanathan

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(I’m interviewing people I meet as I tour across the country) Padma Viswanathan moved to Fayetteville in the summer of 2006. Before Fayetteveille she lived in Tuscon where she did an MFA in creative writing and before that she lived in San Francisco with my ex-girlfriend.

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AN ORAL HISTORY OF MYSELF: 12. Wendi

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208-abm“Why are you doing these interviews?”

Wendi – Writer

We first met at a party at Lauren’s house. Pat brought you. I think you were in sixth grade, I was in seventh, he was in eighth. You were looking around the room, like your head was spinning, trying to take it all in, and there really wasn’t much to take in, just bowls of potato chips, nothing on TV.

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AN ORAL HISTORY OF MYSELF: 5. Kevin

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In 2005 I began interviewing people I grew up with. Because I left home at thirteen and spent four years in group homes, my social network was significantly wider than most people of that age. What’s most interesting about these interviews turns out not so much to be the things we remember differently as the things we remember the same.

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AN ORAL HISTORY OF MYSELF: 4. Aaron

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In 2005 I began interviewing people I grew up with. Because I left home at thirteen and spent four years in group homes, my social network was significantly wider than most people of that age. What’s most interesting about these interviews turns out not so much to be the things we remember differently as the things we remember the same.

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AN ORAL HISTORY OF MYSELF: 3. Dan

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Dan – Assistant Restaurant Manger

My earliest memories of you are on the bus, third grade. That’s where you stood out, gaining laughs through insulting others. I was the recipient of those insults. I can clearly remember you singing: Oh Dan don’t wear no socks/I saw him when he took them off/He through them in the sky/Now the birds refuse to fly.

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Advice for My Little Brother

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  • Never tell your friend that his girlfriend is ugly.
  • The best way to get a job is to not show your resume; a resume is an excuse not to hire someone.
  • Stealing is wrong, unless you’re working as a temp for a large company, in which case stealing is fine.
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    THE EDITOR’S DESK: Note From Austin— How to Make Money in the Arts, Selling You Back Your Dreams, the Rise of the Middle Class Artist

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    It occurred to me this morning, because the hottest party in Austin is the Fader/Levi’s party (that’s not really true, it depends on your measurements, it’s complicated), but it reminded me that the people making money in 1849 weren’t digging for gold, they were making pants.

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