Friday, June 13, 2008

Miles away

Native Clevelander and NYT cocktail columnist Jonny Miles will be reading from his novel Dear American Airlines at Joseph Beth Booksellers at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, June 17.

Need more info? No problem, I wrote about Jonny and his first novel for this week's Free Times. Or you can read Richard Russo's review.

Still not enough? Oh alrighty then. Here are two short excerpts I liked, perhaps because I have entirely too much experience with the respective subject matters:

Dear American Airlines, since when did you start canceling flights in midair? The plane from New York to Chicago was one of those "streamlined" contraptions roughly the size and shape of an econo-model dildo.

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The morning might have felt cleansing had I ever ceased drinking, but I hadn't, and when the sunlight hit me on the sidewalk it felt like falling glass shards.


swine said...

i don't really think people realize how hardcore drinking daily really is. i struggle with that every minute of every day...trying to stay away in thought and action. it's a horribly-long marathon fraught with bouts of depression and despair and openings and sun and love and hate and amalgamation of time, soul, dream state, consciousness, and not. that latter excerpt is spot on.

Divana said...

Oh man, I can so relate to the latter excerpt.

Satan said...

dont you think hemingway wouldve said stopped instead of ceased

oh wait just a second

hemingway is downstairs

i will check