Appearances by Yours Truly, Diane Ackerman on Mark Seinfelt’s “Word Patriots”

More "Word Patriots" news to report. A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of joining Mark to discuss William Burroughs and his influence on my work. This week, poet, naturalist, and memoirist Diane Ackerman joined Mark to discuss her memoir One Hundred Names for Love, which concerns the stroke suffered by her husband, Paul…

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This is Not a Book Review: Diane Ackerman’s One Hundred Names for Love

One Hundred Names for Love Diane Ackerman Hardcover: 322 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (April 4, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 9780393072419 ISBN-13: 978-0393072419 ASIN: 039307241X The Internet Stroke Center notes that 795,000 people suffer a stroke every year. Of these, roughly 600,000 are first attacks, and 185,000 are recurrent attacks. In 2003, novelist…

Thoughts…

Lock up the night-soil men who prowl our secret alleys and cart away our ripest fruit. Kleptomaniacs all, they do their dirty work on our dime. They eavesdrop on confidences exchanged with our BFFs. They sell us offal, call it Ovaltine, then assure us it's a small world after all. Bored with larceny, they muster…