• The Book

    A Hey Small Press! Best of 2011 selection, “The funniest book we reviewed all year.”   When John Jacobs, a mild-mannered suburban office worker, takes a DNA test and discovers that he is part-Inuit, he so embraces his new identity that he declares it his Inupiat tribal right to set forth on a whale hunt. …

  • Reviews

    Links to reviews of the novel. Publishers Weekly L.A. Times Hey, Small Press! (July 2011 book list) Small Press Reviews Laura Ellen Scott at Plumbblogdotnet  

  • A New Moby-Dick

    Links to stuff about Moby-Dick in the pop culture. __________________________________________________ Moby-Dick at NPR’s Studio 360 Tony Kushner, Ray Bradbury, Laurie Anderson and more talk about the influence of Moby-Dick on their work. Illustrator Matt Kish’s “a drawing for every page of Moby-Dick” Matt Kish blogged this project as he completed each new drawing and the …

  • News

    My Column, “How to Be a Better Teacher-Person Through Apathy,” will run in twenty installments from Oct. 2015 – Oct. 2016, at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. I’m taking on the corporatization of the university, contingent faculty issues, and the anti-intellectual American culture through satire and personal essay. McSweeney’s: How to Be a Better Teacher-Person Through Apathy …