It’s not too late, and may never be too late to grab a copy of my new book Peripheral Vision : Irregular Essays from Public Radio which is now available on Amazon and Kindle. Details are on the Books and Audio page. Kirkus Reviews said: “Filled with wry, often spot-on observations of real life in today’s world, Bouchier’s insightful musings are not to be missed.” So, if you don’t want to miss them, read them.
Apart from the promotion of idiosyncratic books, this web site is about writing, the art of the personal essay, humor, satire, irony, politics, religion, radio, cats, classical music, suburban life, philosophy, history, education, food, and whatever else captures my attention. Sometimes it is posted from Long Island, New York, and sometimes from an obscure village in Languedoc in the South of France.
The “Featured Essay” is chosen from almost a thousand radio essays and New York Times columns broadcast and published over the past twenty years. “Writing Life” began as an advice column, and then morphed into its present form as an ongoing record of the curious thoughts and experiences of a freelance writer. Both features have archives, and you can send a response from the “Comments” page.
Topics of the Week
Writing Life: “Are All These Emotions Really Necessary” discusses the curse of sentimentality in modern writing.
The Featured Essay:“Life Plan” welcomes new graduates into their much more complicated future.
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