Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Banned Books Week

Here's a hilarious story by Nicki Leone about a a reading she did for Banned Books week some years ago. I wonder if she'd reprise it for a fundraiser? Heck, I'd pay!

7 comments:

pamela hammonds said...

That was a great piece. Thanks for the link.

Pamala Knight said...

That was an awesome story. Thanks for sharing the link.

Margaret Yang said...

"So I sauntered up to the mic and said that I was going to read from a story that, if it hadn’t been banned yet, probably would be by the time I was done reading."

This was too, too good.

Bobbie said...

What I wouldn't have given to have been in that audience! And her point about banned books being there to make us squirm? So perfect. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing this. Now if I can just convince my brother to do the same thing at his independent bookstore...

Deaf Brown Trash Punk said...

the link doesn't work. I hope my book gets banned someday, insha'allah. I consider it to be a huge honor if a writer's books get banned.

Janet Reid said...

The link works for me.
It's BiblioBuffet if you want to google:
http://www.bibliobuffet.com/content/blogcategory/29/193/

Nicki Leone said...

Thanks for posting the link, Janet. I'm glad people are enjoying the story, which I'm sorry to say is completely true. I'm afraid I couldn't look my town book reviewer in the eye for a month afterwards. And he, poor soul, had trouble looking at me!