Friday, January 13, 2006

Lady Look Like a Dude

Have you heard of this man?

If not, I can pretty much guarantee that you're going to at some point in the next several months.

He has a book coming out in just a week or so. And though my own taste in literature runs heavily to things written a minimum of 50 years before I was born, his is too intriguing to pass up.

There's more here, including an interesting excerpt from the first chapter.

Laughter Amid Tears

I've been sidelined for a couple days due to a shoulder problem. Nothing horrible, just an inflammation in the muscle that stems from an unfortunate collision with a hulking Lufthansa stewardess a couple years ago. (Thanks for the souvenir, Birgit. I hope you limp occasionally. It would only be fair.)

The worst part of recuperation from a flare-up is that I'm not supposed to lift weights or knit for the duration. Feh.

And now I come back to find that in my absence the place has been like the showroom in a Borscht Belt Hotel. Everybody's a comic. And some of you should be ashamed of yourselves. (Giggle.)

I enjoyed reading all the captions. I may have to do that again.

13 comments:

Margot said...

Thanks for the book reccommendation. I'm definitely going to pick it up.

Sorry about your shoulder.

Anonymous said...

thanks for showing me that, Very Interesting. as was the links about jt leroy which my daughter posted on her blog

http://www.livejournal.com/users/bonnyread/

i need to read more

marie back in florida

JoVE said...

Nice of you to post some eye candy for the girls, too. (And yes, I know she's taken.)

Lee Ann said...

Birgit should have more than a limp if you can't knit, honey...

Rachel H said...

Can't knit? Ya. The physiotherapist I was seeing for my entirely knitting related shoulder misalignment tried to suggest I stop knitting. I worked her down to just not knitting things bigger than socks for a while. :o)

doloreshaze said...

Franklin-many many thanks for the nice mention. You're sweet to do so. I may be biased, but he is a handsome and manly fellow, isn't he?

ck said...

Sorry to hear about your shoulder! I can so relate...I had surgery on mine in June. I hated having all kinds of restrictions.

Rachel said...

I've been eagerly awaiting Self Made Man for some months. I think you are absolutely right, this is the kind of book that is going to garner more than a little notice. I'm looking forward to the ensuing dialogue it has the potential to create. Sorry to hear about your shoulder. Glad you are taking care of yourself. Drink plenty of tea, stick Enchanted April in the VCR (Did you now they released EA in Australia on DVD? How hard would it be to do a US release, I mean, really?) and soak up a little mediterranean sun --- you'll be feeling better in no time...

karen said...

Your mom's scarf is beautiful. I like the dishcloth, having a thing for hearts. That book looks very interesting. I am a carpenter and my favorite days are the ones where the guys seem to forget I'm a girl. Thanks for posting that link. You have a terrific blog.

TrickyTricot said...

Did anyone else think of that movie "Just one of the guys" when you read this post - only this time, it's not just high school?

Sandra said...

Found the excerpt realy enjoyable to read and strong desire for more. Since my daughter sells for Penguin I will, hopefully, be enjoying an advance copy shortly. Thanks for the tip about the book.

Love your drawings and blog. Take care with the shoulder.

violetsrose said...

This reminds me of my advice to anyone trying to look more feminine - I always tell them to act like a gay man in drag - works every time!

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