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National Correspondent — The New Republic

Author of the NYTimes bestseller Blood Will Out abt my unsuspecting ten-year friendship w/ the impostor and murderer who called himself 'Clark Rockefeller'

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The other Rockefella — At the time, it felt like a noble gesture, and I was in the mood for an adventure.

W. W. Norton & Company — The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade A Liveright book A USA Today Top 10 Best Book of Winter 2014 An In Cold Blood for our time, a chilling, compulsive story of a writer unwittingly caught in the wake of a grifter-turned-murderer.

Sad Sack Superman — Like Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf and anything by Antonin Artaud, Frederick Exley's A Fan's Notes is one of those books that gets pushed on you by crazy people. I was in Munich in the early 1980s, widening my horizons on a Eurailpass, when it was pushed on me. An aging beatnik...

A Son Discovers Clues to God — My Mother's Bible: A Son Discovers Clues to God by Walter Kirn is on Jonathan's read shelf. Jonathan gave this book 5 stars

‘Hyde,’ by Daniel Levine — Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is an oblique and artful Gothic tale framed as a detective story. The truth seeker is Jekyll's lawyer, Utterson, the book's most prominent character.

[VIDEO] The Difference Between a Con Man and a Writer — This interview is part of an ongoing LARB A.V. series from this year's LA Times Festival of Books. Go to the LARB A.V. homepage to see more interviews with T.C. Boyle, Daniel Handler, Mona Simpson, Leslie Jamison, Adrian Todd Zuniga and Terry McMillan, and keep checking in for upcoming interviews with Charlie LeDuff, Michelle Huneven, and many more.

The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade — I covered the "Clark Rockefeller" kidnaping trial while a producer at Court TV, and I was fascinated with the mind of the man who could perpetrate a lifetime of hoaxes (even his wife did not know Clark did not exist.)

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade — I bought this audible book on a whim when audible told me I'd like it, but I knew NOTHING about it going in. The fact that it was a true story of murder, mystery etc. sounded exciting and intriguing.

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade — Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn: A riveting blend of true crime and memoir, Blood Will Out recounts Kirn's unsuspecting friendship with serial con man and brutal murderer Clark Rockefeller. Sensational storyline aside, what makes this book a standout is Kirn's exploration of why he was drawn into Rockefeller's world...
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Oct 24, 2014

There should be self-quarantine kits. With, like, copies of Proust & loaves of crusty bread & duct tape for the crack under the door.

Oct 24, 2014

In Chicago, where people eat like they're at a ballgame or a wake pretty much all the time.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @wwnorton: "A feast for the senses and the mind." Maureen Corrigan on Stanley Plumly's THE IMMORTAL EVENING for @nprfreshair:…

Oct 21, 2014

I just passed the nose portion of a new Air Force One being carried on the back of a truck on I 15 east of Las Vegas. Weird sight.

Oct 18, 2014

RT @TheSTMagazine: “How I was fooled by a cold-blooded murderer masquerading as a Rockerfeller” – @walterkirn

Oct 17, 2014

@DwightGarner just saw husky at Kohls. 'H' on the tag and I wondered what it was.

Oct 15, 2014

This Frieden of the CDC sounds like a talking GPS device crossed with a creepy sex therapist.

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