Yearly Archives: 2012

My wish for you

May next year give you at least one surprise you like.  May your coffees and goodbyes be Irish, your pencils sharpened, your friends all-weather, your linings silver (or dark grey with sparkles because that is very in right now).  May … Continue reading

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5 Breakout Brooklyn Book People of 2012

5 Breakout Brooklyn Book People of 2012 I am a Brooklyn Break Out Person, according to The L Magazine.  Does this mean I will finally get a buy back at The Double Windsor?!

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Bling Theory: 10 favorite new books of 2012

Bling Theory: 10 favorite new books of 2012 Hell yes, Johannes! blingtheory: When you have to leave two dozen or so kickass books off your list simply because 34 is not ten, you know it was a good year for … Continue reading

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Bill Murray on Gilda Radner:

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huffpostcomedy: Bill Murray on Gilda Radner: “Gilda got married and went away. None of us saw her anymore. There was one good thing: Laraine had a party one night, a great party at her house. And I ended up being … Continue reading

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I’m steppin’ tall on ya’ll

Do you like your oatmeal lumpy?  Here is the video (god help us all) of my risk from last week’s incredible Happy Endings Reading and Music Series.  Think of it as a pre-holiday present to you from me, so heartfelt I … Continue reading

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Ben Jahn reviews SAFE AS HOUSES on Full Stop

Ben Jahn reviews SAFE AS HOUSES on Full Stop “Allusions, in good hands, send us forward, not back into something we already know. In the case of Bertino’s debut collection, they send us into the sometimes surreal but always convincing … Continue reading

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The Happy Ending Reading and Music Series

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Photos from The Happy Ending Reading and Music Series at The Box on November 21, 2012.  Amanda Stern has run the series for almost ten years and last week was the very last one!  I was so happy to participate … Continue reading

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morning sweetness

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believermag: Here’s some morning sweetness for you: the poet Eileen Myles and her girlfriend, writer Leopoldine Core, express the feeling of being in love so perfectly, you just want to roll around in their love all day. Watch them read … Continue reading

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What the Museum of Natural History taught me

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Last week at The Museum of Natural History Whoopie Goldberg’s recorded voice told us the sun is going to explode in 5 billion years.  If there’s anything I’m putting off, I thought, I should probably go ahead and do it. … Continue reading

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Love from Switchback in San Francisco for this girl, who loves San Francisco right back.

Love from Switchback in San Francisco for this girl, who loves San Francisco right back. “Bertino’s stories are surprising and funny and extremely well-crafted. This is a collection not to be missed.”

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