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Monthly Archive for June, 2011

I grew up in a little town in the south of Minnesota, Rochester — home of the Mayo Clinic. My father was an orthopedic surgeon there, with an office on the 6th floor. He died on July 3rd, 1966, almost 45 years ago to the day. I wrote a book about growing up as his […]

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A friend from New York sent me this picture, snapped while on board a New York City subway. I don’t know who the woman is, but obviously she has great taste in books and I have every reason to believe she’d love a free signed copy of my second book, Thirty Rooms To Hide In: […]

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The New York Times continues its strange silence on the subject of my new book, Thirty Rooms To Hide In: Insanity, Addiction, and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Shadow of the Mayo Clinic. But guess, what? My old Fallon friend, Mike Lescarbeau (who is now the effen CEO of Carmichael/Lynch), Mike was an early reader. […]

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An excerpt from the 4th edition of “Hey Whipple, Squeeze This,” due out in February, 2012. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Remember how it felt the first time you held […]

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It’s so weird having a book on the market. It’s like sending your baby’s pictures out there. (“Please, please, no one say my baby ugly, my baby not ugly, little baby he not ugly.”) Then along comes Jane Nation’s review. Jane Nation is a cool website/blog with the descriptor “The World According To Women.” Which […]

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