As I’ve mentioned here before, you need to read Hank Stuever’s new book, Tinsel, which is about Christmas in Frisco (and our consumer culture and a bunch of other stuff). The past two days, he’s been in town to do readings. How’d it go? He has a full report on his blog. My favorite part:
No one at the reading seemed at all confrontational. THAT sort of thing they save for e-mail, some of which would curl your hair. Maybe someday I’ll share it. (News flash, according to one e-mailer yesterday morning: I am nothing but a “self-satisfied faggot” — yow! — who should put my book where the sun don’t shine. Um, sir or ma’am? Do you mean all the copies of my book or just one? They make much less ideal Christmas presents after that happens.)
He also makes some trenchant observations about the Santa at Stonebriar Centre. Check it out. And, of course, we’ve excerpted the book in our December issue. So if you’ve got a short attention span and aren’t quite ready to commit to the entire book, check that out, too.