Hi I like totally did some stuff.
- I was on NPR talking about the portrayal of autism in the media, a follow-up to my “Autistic Trekdom” of last year. Several people have told me that the segment turned out well. I will take their word for it, as I find listening to myself on the radio to be an excruciating experience. I am doubly wary of this particular piece, because I spent most of my time in the studio floudering around aimlessly. (I pronounced the name “Abed” about 30 different ways, for instance.) If it is intelligible at all, that is due entirely to the editing prowess of my interviewer Jeanie Yandal.
- Speaking of The Morning News (we were, kinda–they ran that “Trekdom” essay, above), the Tournament of Books wrapped up last Monday. I, like all judges, read the two finalists, Freedom by Jonathan Franzen and A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, and voted for a winner. Now, as part of my 2011 Projects List, I owe y’all reviews of both novels. That will happen.
- Meanwhile, over at Vending Spree: The PayDay bar! Mmm. Chia.