• Phil Knight on Ken Kesey I am loving Phil Knight’s memoir SHOE DOG. Well written, funny, strange, educational, and so deeply Oregonian. Here’s Phil on beloved Oregonian icon Ken Kesey: “I knew Kesey at the University of Oregon. He wrestled, and I ran track, and on rainy days we’d do indoor workouts at their same facility. When his first novel […] Literary Man 0 Comments July 19, 2016
  • When is it okay to give up on a book? The New York Review of Books asks us: “Why Finish Books?” It’s an interesting question, one which merits some thought. I’m currently laboring through a book, which was highly acclaimed, generally well-reviewed by most major critics, and yet it’s one of the most boring books I’ve ever read. Multiple times throughout, I’ve wanted to just […] Literary Man 0 Comments March 13, 2012
  • The Hipster-Literary-Bro Continuum It has become necessary to elaborate on the Hipster-Literary-Bro Continuum to clear up any confusion about the Literary Man’s relationship to Hipsters and Bros, both of whom share things in common with the Literary Man, but are ultimately different literary beasts. The Literary Man is, as you can see in the image above, fifty percent […] Literary Man 0 Comments April 5, 2011
  • Iconic Literary Men: Ken Kesey                   “Of course, the best drugs ever were manufactured by the government.” – Ken Kesey (Interview with The Sun Times, 29 August 1999) Literary Man 0 Comments April 5, 2011
  • The Literary Dorm There are many decisions a young Literary Man must make as he decorates the walls of his freshman dorm room. Many of these decisions, perhaps not surprisingly, will dictate the outcome of his entire life. The attractiveness and aptitude of his spouse, his literary career, the probability of losing his hair, his eventual preference and […] Literary Man 0 Comments March 9, 2011