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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'

Best Memoirs - Blood Will Out — In July 2008, novelist Kirn was shocked to learn that Clark Rockefeller, his friend of 10 years, was a serial impostor being charged with murder. In this exhilarating mash-up of memoir and true crime, Kirn takes an unflinching look at how everyone, including himself, got taken in.

How I came out as gray — By Walter KirnNew York Times Posted: 04/13/2015 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 04/13/2015 08:45:26 AM CDT It was supposed to be our secret. My hairdresser claimed to possess a special elixir that could subtly, naturally, almost undetectably "blend away" gray hair, which, at 45, I had a touch of.

How I Came Out as Gray — It was supposed to be our secret. My hairdresser claimed to possess a special elixir that could subtly, naturally, almost undetectably "blend away" gray hair, which, at 45, I had a touch of. Sitting before a mirror in her chair, uncertain whether to start the masquerade, I examined my head in a way I shied away from when I was alone at home, without support.

Remembrance of Things Lost — What if Marcel Proust had kept an Instagram account? What if he'd used a smartphone to snap a photo of every evocative morsel he'd ever eaten? Would he still have written " In Search of Lost Time, " his multivolume account of the vanished social universe of his youth, unlocked by the taste of a madeleine dipped in tea?

WORD Bookstores - Hark! A recent-staff-picks-now-in-paperback... — Hark! A recent-staff-picks-now-in-paperback roundup:Euphoria by Lily King: "Euphoria is a vibrant, taut, and beautifully written depiction of conflicting and complementary passions." (Molly)Thirty Girls by Susan Minot: "The sparse, gorgeous prose kept me coming back." (Katelyn)Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn: "Fast-paced and riveting, as scary and mesmerizing as its manipulative central figure." Tra le nuvole-Up in the air

Prime Green - Remembering the Sixties - By Robert Stone - Books - Review - — Time passes, and what it passes through is people - though people believe that they are passing through time, and even, at certain euphoric moments, directing time. It's a delusion, but it's where memoirs come from, or at least the very best ones.

Travel Beyond Your Imagination — Image courtesy of Linde Waidhofer/Conservacion Patagonica See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. The other day I read an article about a new pair of high-tech goggles that will allow a user to experience immersive, computerized 3D worlds. The article predicted that the goggles, when connecte...

AMERICAN MICROREVIEWS & INTERVIEWS — When author Walter Kirn was tasked with delivering a hunting dog to Clark Rockefeller in the summer of 1998, he thought the trip would provide him with the opportunity to brush paths with a true eccentric.

Where to Go in 2015 — Travel connects our insides with life's outsides, sometimes in disorienting ways that cause us to lose our balance momentarily. Now more than ever is the time to disconnect and experience the real world.
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Apr 24, 2015

RT @amandafortini: Someone once told me, "Go toward the warmth." Such good life advice, especially when it comes to people. We too often chase the cold.

Apr 24, 2015

Political journalism is entertainment with fake conflict, a la pro wrestling, and the #WhiteHouseCorrespondentsDinner proves it.

Apr 24, 2015

RT @TheInlander: GET LIT!: A chat with "Blood Will Out" author @WalterKirn, who presents with Shawn Vestal [@vestal13] on April 24.

Apr 22, 2015

He's going to end up walking the LA streets with a bottle in a paper bag @KittyASheehan

Apr 21, 2015

@KittyASheehan just saw it. She is indeed being positioned to have the last word, it seems.

Apr 18, 2015

Thrilled to be a 2015-16 Bennett Fellow at the Black Mountain Institute with @OkeyNdibe & @gjonesasia Viva Las Vegas…

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