Daily Archives: April 11, 2011

Writers Make Books, Not Sheets Of Paper

Guest Post: My Book Problem by Warren Adler

I would explain to those early listeners and those I speak to today that there is a lot to say for the psychic joys of a physical book, but, in the end, there is one hard truth that is inescapable. The heart of a book is its content. Content trumps all. When all is said and done reading is a one on one communication system, an author’s presentation of his or her insights, stories, opinions, a distillation of his or her thoughts, instructive, inspirational, original, and, in its own way, a miracle of transference through words. I suppose one can find numerous other definitions, both literary and instructive. Content and its dissemination is the beating heart of civilization. Enough said. I’m sure the point is made.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

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I Want You To Get Mad!

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And now the main event after the break …

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Some People Are Just Beyond Help

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I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script
Harlan Ellison’s Dramatic Reading of the Seussified “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script”

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