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Simply in time for commencement, a sensible and edgy choice of recommendation for teens from dozens of the main inventive and visionary humans in the world. members include:
Camille Paglia • Wayne Koestenbaum • Jonathan Ames • Jennifer Belle • Howard Zinn • Joe Dallesandro • Bruce LaBruce • Dr. Laura Schlessinger • Tom Robbins • Judith Butler • Martha Nussbaum Horst • William S. Burroughs • Larry Niven • Veruschka • Lydia Lunch • Spalding grey • Eileen Myles • Roger Scruton • Ken Kesey Mary Gaitskill • Richard Powers • Mark Dery • Florence King • Mark Simpson • Bob Shacochis • Joanna Scott • Quentin Crisp • Carolyn Chute • Michael Thomas Ford • Alexander Theroux • George Saunders • Charles Baxter • Ian Shoales • Fay Weldon • Bruce Benderson • Scott Russell Sanders • John Shirley • Dr. John cash • Cindy Sherman • Richard Meltzer • Gene Wolfe • Abbie Hoffman • Diane Wakowski • Richard Taylor • Bette Davis • Arthur Nersesian • Jim Harrison • Martha Gellhorn • Lucius Shepard • Dan Jenkins • Steve Stern • Murray Bookchin • John Zerzan • Maurice Vellekoop • Joel-Peter Witkin • Stewart domestic • Maxx Ardman • Katharine Hepburn • Bret Lott • Lynda Barry • Alain de Botton • Mary McCarthy • Hakim Bey • Anita O'Day • Chris Kraus • R. U. Sirius • C. D. Payne W. V. Quine • Rita Dove • Robert Creeley • Valerie Martin • Paul Krassner • Alphonso Lingis • Mark Helprin • John Rechy • Ram Dass • William T. Vollmann • Bettie web page
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Years later I threw that away, lost control, and got into trouble with alcohol and drugs and all sorts of bad behavior. It was like a contest to see how many things I could steal before I got my head shot off or something. It came close to that before I was scared into being good for a while. It took years for me to understand that I needed to achieve a balance in my life.
I now realize that when I began writing these letters, what I really wanted was assurance that I wasn’t alone in the way I felt about the world and where we were headed. And, to be sure, this anthology would never have reached completion if not for the fact that I am a complete, hundred-percent freaky-boy obsessive. Chris Kraus’s marvelous letter gave me solace. The final piece of advice herein comes from the first artist who answered my query, actress Katharine Hepburn. She’s nearing ninety-five.
You lose not only the upright posture defining you as a human being, but also the swim strokes you learned to move across the surface. You make yourself buoyant with iron weights and move with rubber fins; you catch on to how the fish steer and ride the surge. You see the fish as fish see—watery streaks and shimmers in the liquid sunlight—but this vision cannot be brought back out of the water. You found that when you were back in the boat and tried to identify the fish you had seen below, the problem was not only that the pictures in the field guide were so inadequate to what the fish moving in the deep looked like, but that you could not remember what forms they had and what designs decorated them.