Friday, July 8, 2011


The other night Nancy and I watched a documentary on Hubert Selby jr., As you can read about here.

At times I felt pretty dumb when watching it, because I had no idea who he was. I knew of the book Last Exit To Brooklyn, but had never read it. And I will admit I had no idea that Requiem For A Dream was even a book.

So yesterday at lunch with some co-workers I was talking about the movie. The two guys I was talking to had no idea who Selby jr. was either. I was starting to not feel as dumb for my lack of knowledge.

I then asked my boss (who is a writer, and quite well read) if he knew who Selby jr. was.

He too had no idea.

I asked another writer at the office.

Also no idea.

I don't feel as dumb as I did.

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