Episode 1: How to Keep the Need to Promote Your Book Out of Your Headspace

Skeleton Hat Podcast Episode 1

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Show Notes & Further Reading

If you don’t know how funny Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker were, you need to read these:

The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde, edited by Maria Leach:[https://www.powells.com/book/-9781782435426]

Bon Mots Wisecracks & Gags The Wit of Robert Benchley Dorothy Parker & the Algonquin Round Table. Edited by Robert E Drennan, Heywood Hale Broun

There have been a lot of articles about whether the great literary/artistic recluse is a thing of the past:

The Death of the Literary Recluse (And Also, Is The Internet Ruining Us?)” by Rob Hart at LitReactor [https://litreactor.com/columns/the-death-of-the-literary-recluse]

“Is The Age of The Artistic Recluse Over?” New York Times T Style Magazine [https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/t-magazine/artistic-recluse-jd-salinger-thomas-pynchon.html]

“After Harper Lee, will there ever be another literary recluse?” By Chris Taylor [https://mashable.com/2016/02/19/harper-lee-salinger-recluse/]

People Who Don’t Even Social Media, y’all

“Jonathan Franzen is fine with all of it.” The New York Times Magazine [https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/magazine/jonathan-franzen-is-fine-with-all-of-it.html]

Jaron Lanier Books:
Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Account Right Now

Who Owns the Future

You Are Not A Gadget

Two good convos for a quick read:

New York Magazine:  http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/04/jaron-lanier-interview-on-what-went-wrong-with-the-internet.html

LA Review of Books:  https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/delete-your-account-a-conversation-with-jaron-lanier/

No one is recommending reading Bret Easton Ellis here, but this recent NYTimes profile is pretty interesting: [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/31/books/bret-easton-ellis-profile-white-essays.html]

Other things worth mentioning:

Women of the Beat Generation is a seminal and amazing anthology! [https://www.powells.com/book/-9781573241380]

The Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow was released last September.


It’s been a minute since we originally recorded this episode, so the question begs, has Paul read this yet? Tune in to the next episode where we talk folk horror, folk lore, and more!

The chemical name Selena was trying to remember–but probably couldn’t because she’s been experiencing too much of it–was cortisol. Look it all up in Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Worker Smarter All Day Long by David Rock. 


Thank you so much for listening! If you are curious about our work, check out our latest:

Close Your Eyes by Paul Jessup, published by Apex [https://www.apexbookcompany.com/products/close-your-eyes?variant=7777095188532]

Calls for Submission by Selena Chambers, published by Pelekinesis [http://www.pelekinesis.com/catalog/selena_chambers-calls_for_submission.html]

We tweet, even Selena, sometimes! @pauljessup & @basbleuzombie

Published by pauljessup

Paul Jessup does not exist.

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