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March 24, 2005

Mini-Memoir Elsewhere

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Yahmdallah's latest minimemoir about his long-ago dating days made me smile a half a dozen times and even laugh out loud. Why hasn't FoxTV contacted Yahmdallah to purchase the rights to these tales? What a Tivo-able sitcom they'd make.

* Missgrundy writes a sweet and touching memoir of her very challenging father, a man whose passion for performing may have equaled his devotion to his family.

* Searchblog has been enjoying a flirtatious, raucous mood, recalling her farout days as a rock chick, and donning an elegant outfit to wear to the current Salvador Dali show.

* Outerlife -- master of the mini-memoir -- wonders why some guys fixate on one female bodypart when females offer such a range of attributes and wonders to enjoy.

* Tatyana sends along a link to Maccers's account of life as a New York City virgin, whore, and spinster. Maccers spares no prisoners, to understate matters by a lot. If you're a parent with a girlchild who fantasizes about the glamor of life in the bigcity, you might want to slip her a copy of this posting.



posted by Michael at March 24, 2005


I'd love to tell Maccers a thing or two: namely, that it's possible to grow up in Greenwich Village in the swinging 60s and 70s and never take a drug, a drink, a smoke, or have sex. Who did? Moi. Maccers' doesn't have to be a realistic assessment if your teenager has an old-fashioned virtue called Moral Character, and can resist an old-fashioned demon called Peer Pressure!

Posted by: winifer skattebol on March 24, 2005 10:16 PM

Meanwhile, C. Van Carter has provided glimpses into his memoir, "Blotto: Tales of a Tipsy Tot."

Posted by: Nick on March 25, 2005 11:41 AM

That Maccers account brought home to me once again how much I hate New York City. Thanks for the link. Very memorable.

Posted by: JT on March 25, 2005 1:22 PM

L'right, if Maccers' memoir not to your liking, perhaps this is?

Posted by: Tatyana on March 28, 2005 5:04 PM

Tatyana: That one is even more interesting. Well-written, too. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: JT on March 29, 2005 9:30 AM

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