Friday, February 23, 2007

Tom Lutz

Tom Lutz, author of Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America, is no slacker himself: he is a prolific author and professor of creative writing.

Lutz is also the author of Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears (1999). His American Nervousness, 1903: An Anecdotal History was a New York Times Notable Book in 1991.

I asked him what he's been reading. His reply:
I’ve been reading and/or rereading all of John Rechy’s books for an interview I’m doing with him.

Books by Tod Goldberg, Alex Espinosa, Paul Mandelbaum, lê thi diem thúy, Gayle Brandeis, Jack Lopez, Juan Felipe Herrera, Kathryn Jordan, Rob Roberge, Christopher Rice, Thom Racina, Joseph Wambaugh, Lisa Scottoline, Thomas Pynchon, Richard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, Percival Everett, Janet Fitch, Aimee Liu, Seth Greenland, Rachel Resnick, and Danzy Senna.
Read the results of the Page 69 Test for Doing Nothing.

--Marshal Zeringue