In 2019, the ETC Press published Pamela McCorduck’s book, THIS COULD BE IMPORTANT. Here, I’m releasing clips of our conversation about her life as one of the early science + technology writers.
As a long-time fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald, I was long overdue to learn about his life through different eyes. Therese Anne Fowler’s Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald was a heartbreaking tale that traced the Fitzgerald’s slow decent into misery as F. Scott chased his white whale: literary fame and respect.
My old friend Janelle Brown left journalism (we worked in San Francisco during the Dotcom Boom + Bust) and took up writing books about our generation in a post GenX world.
In 1993, Newsweek labeled GenX as the “The Whiny Generation.” We’ve been not giving a shit about that since. Also—George Michael is pretty great.
Jon Ronson came to the story thinking it was about one thing (cyberbullying), but quickly found the threads took him elsewhere (mental health in the porn industry).
The play is a series of parables told through the stories of people who are waiting in a long line to meet with Joe, the Holy Man, who lives in a hermitage at the top of a mountain.