Audio: So Far Appalachia

I’ve put together a podcast reading of my book proposal for those of you who would rather not read.

All I ask is that you give me feedback. Good, mean feedback.

4 comments
Brad_King
Brad_King

Hey Jason:You're comments make me laugh. You should totally write a book. Speaking of, what's the status of your writing these days? Or are you to busy making babies and then doing this disrepuatable - and easy - thing: raising them instead of writing.Cop out.Thanks for listening, btw. I'm kinda stoked about these prospects although I guess we'll see if the rest of the world is as well.

Jason B.
Jason B.

Hey, I randomly followed this link in your gmail contact info. I will admit to being sort of distracted while listening (laundry needs doing), but my feedback is that I liked it. So I suppose, unlike last time, I don't really have any good, or mean (constructive is a better word, I think) feedback. Other than I liked it. I actually wish it was longer-I would have kept listening.Random thoughts in no particular order:- I forget what you said about the structure--how you were thinking about setting it up--put I think bouncing back and forth between you and your research and the past is a cool way to do it.- I swear your accent gets stronger when you start railing against the Yankees. It's cute. In, you know, a totally manly, non-gay way. Not that there's anything wrong with that.- Rednecks are indeed the last group you can make fun of with no one caring.- I think we don't have enough stories about the "others" in American history--people/groups who shaped history without being famous, and--possibly--not always for the best. Does that make sense? I feel like all we get is DAR garbage. And the Kennedies, although I think Papa RumRunner is always portrayed more as a savvy business man instead of a crook. Which he was.- Really, anything about a non-Kennedy American family would be good. They've been living off the Cuban missile crisis for like 50 years now. Why don't they just all go away?- What was I talking about?- Finally, I think you are on the right track. I know b/c I am a famous, well-respected author with impeccable literary credentials and a world-class education.

Brad_King
Brad_King

Hey Jason:You're comments make me laugh. You should totally write a book. Speaking of, what's the status of your writing these days? Or are you to busy making babies and then doing this disrepuatable - and easy - thing: raising them instead of writing.Cop out.Thanks for listening, btw. I'm kinda stoked about these prospects although I guess we'll see if the rest of the world is as well.

Jason B.
Jason B.

Hey, I randomly followed this link in your gmail contact info. I will admit to being sort of distracted while listening (laundry needs doing), but my feedback is that I liked it. So I suppose, unlike last time, I don't really have any good, or mean (constructive is a better word, I think) feedback. Other than I liked it. I actually wish it was longer-I would have kept listening.Random thoughts in no particular order:- I forget what you said about the structure--how you were thinking about setting it up--put I think bouncing back and forth between you and your research and the past is a cool way to do it.- I swear your accent gets stronger when you start railing against the Yankees. It's cute. In, you know, a totally manly, non-gay way. Not that there's anything wrong with that.- Rednecks are indeed the last group you can make fun of with no one caring.- I think we don't have enough stories about the "others" in American history--people/groups who shaped history without being famous, and--possibly--not always for the best. Does that make sense? I feel like all we get is DAR garbage. And the Kennedies, although I think Papa RumRunner is always portrayed more as a savvy business man instead of a crook. Which he was.- Really, anything about a non-Kennedy American family would be good. They've been living off the Cuban missile crisis for like 50 years now. Why don't they just all go away?- What was I talking about?- Finally, I think you are on the right track. I know b/c I am a famous, well-respected author with impeccable literary credentials and a world-class education.

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  1. [...] I can’t really blog much about the specifics of the story because if I do that, I won’t actually write the book. Once the story is told, I have a hard time re-telling the same story. If you’re interested in the overview, though, you can check out the audio here. [...]