Loud, Disorderly and Boisterous

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477487327
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson
New York Times critic Michiko Kakatuni, well known for her rather biting reviews, changed her tune when it came to Adam Johnson's debut collection of short stories, Emporium: His stories, she wrote, occur "in a world located somewhere between Kurt Vonnegut's sci-fi empire and that wild and crazy land of weirdos limned in T. Coraghessan Boyle's stories."

Good To Know

In our interview, Johnson shared some fun facts about himself:

"After high school, I worked industrial construction for a few years, building things like hotels and freeways. When I did get to college, late, I struggled with grades. A friend suggested taking a poetry class, which he said was an ‘easy A,' and by mistake, I signed up for a fiction class. Immediately I knew writing was for me -- suddenly my penchant for daydreaming, exaggerating, and lying all became useful and constructive, and I never looked back."

"My wife and I were married five times in five months in 2000 -- we went on a kind of wedding road show, taking the ceremonies to families and friends in different states. We had five best men, five maids of honor, and my wife had five fabulous wedding dresses. One wedding was hosted by the writers Robert Olen Butler and Elizabeth Dewberry at their home in Florida. We wrote new vows for each ceremony, and we had people who were important in our lives officiate. Mostly these were writing mentors, like Tobias Wolff, Ron Carlson, and Sheila Ortiz-Taylor. I recommend multiple weddings to everyone. If you love someone enough to marry them once, you'll want to do it over and over."

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    1. Hometown:
      San Francisco, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 12, 1967
    2. Place of Birth:
      South Dakota
    1. Education:
      B.A., Arizona State University, 1992; M.A., M.F.A., McNeese State University, 1996; Ph.D., Florida State, 2001

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