Favorite pieces

Look in this space for selections from my collection of all-time favorite pieces, spiced with some recent stories.

These will usually be works of literary nonfiction, but I couldn’t resist launching with this shortie from the May 4 New Yorker. Titled “Buzzed,” it’s a hilarious fantasy by Noah Baumbach about what happens when scientists, curious about the biochemistry of addiction, dropped liquefied freebase cocaine on bees’ backs.

2 Responses to Favorite pieces

  1. Nancy Devine February 16, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    Connie–I just came across this today while reading your cool website, and it really made me laugh. So I sent it off to a few folks who are also teachers at California College of the Arts where I earned my MFA. I thought they might like to use it for any discussion about point of view. Ask someone to read it aloud in workshop and it will provide a perfect example and a discussion breakthrough. Thanks for this! And all you do.

  2. Mackenzie Kelly July 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    The most difficult read that I ever did was the introduction to Jackson I Cope’s “Joyce’s Cities: Archaeologies of the Soul” I Knew some of the words and understood none of the sentences. I can’t find my copy so if you come across it I would appreciate a translation. If I find my copy I will post the intro.

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