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Inside the Mind of a Creative Writing Instructor...

...specifically, Tod Goldberg. Funny stuff.

8. I have really perfected my ability to speak at great length about books and stories I've never read:

Student: Did you read Shalimar the Clown?

Me: Yes, yes, breath taking wasn't it? [I've never read a single novel by Rushdie. It's just one of those things, like not eating cole slau for no other reason than I just don't do it.]

I particularly like the ending disclaimer: "If you happen to be one of my students, I'm totally not talking about you. It's a person in my other class. Really. I swear."

June 27, 2006 in Books | Permalink

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