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Author Paul Lisicky Answers One Question about ‘The Narrow Door’

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You are your own worst critic, but friends can be a close second. They know you better than most, aside from parents but even that can be up for debate. Going through a particularly rough time as a post-grad living in a new city where I know practically no one, I picked up Paul Lisicky’s The Narrow Door (Graywolf Press, January 19, 2016), a memoir about two relationships: one romantic, the other platonic. Lisicky weaves the narratives of life as a writer alongside his good friend and colleague Denise Gess and his troubled relationship with his ex-husband, poet Mark Doty. I highly recommend this fabulous book that so genuinely depicts the trials and selfish tribulations friendships evoke in us. Given…

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Interview: They Draw & Cook Delivers Delicious Illustrations

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It was a seemingly regular day in 2010, when brother-sister duo Nate Padavick and Salli S. Swindell decided on a whim to post eight illustrated recipes on a quickly created blog titled, They Draw & Cook. Little did Nate and Salli know that the artwork those eight artists had submitted, originally for a book idea, would spark an online sensation that has now morphed into a PR tool for many artists and illustrators to share and demonstrate their work. Their first book, They Draw & Cook, is a compilation of 107 different illustrated recipes. With a number of other books available on They Draw & Cook as print-on-demand, it looks like the future for illustrated recipes is endless. BookTrib had the delicious…

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