*A Collection of Antiquarian Curios & Relics*
"[Vietnam] only made billionaires out of millionaires. [Iraq] is making trillionaires out of billionaires. Now I call that progress . . ."BRAVO Presents: THE REAL BOOKSELLERS OF INGHAM COUNTY
(Camera pans Double D's studio library and settles on Stoner Bill and Double D leaning on opposite sides of a table.)
Stoner Bill: (Under his breath) Dude, how long are we locked into this contract? All the money in the world isn't worth this corporate crap. I hate this show . . .
(Knocking on a door offstage)
Double D: Shush! Oh hey, Bill, who could that be at the door? Oh look, it's B. Traven Jr., the second most interesting man in the world. Oh, and he has brought a six pack of Colt .45. I bet it is smooooooooothalicious!
B. Traven Jr: Hi, Bill and Dolby Dee. It is so great to be back in the states. I've returned from exploring Swamplandia! (9780307276681) 14.95 in search of The Pale King (9780316074223) 16.99 on Train Dreams (9781250007650) 12.00. Ha, ha! See what I did there? It was like a literary Mad Lib of rejected Pulitzer Prize in Fiction nominees from last year. Ha, ha!
Double D: You are quite the card B.T. That reminds me, this year's winners for the Pulitizer Prizes sponsored by Progressive Auto Insurance were announced on Monday. Adam "You doesn't have to call me" Johnson won for his fiction title, The Orphan Master's Son (9780812982626) 15.00. Gilbert "Don't call me Stephen" King was awarded the non-fiction prize for Devil in the Grove (9780061792267) 15.99. Fredrik "of Hollywoods" Longevall was honored in the History category for Embers of War (9780375504426) 40.00. In biography, Tom Reiss "Pieces" garnered the award for The Black Count (9780307382467) 27.00. And finally, Sharon "This is not your father's" Olds took home the coveted trophy in the poetry category for Stag's Leap (9780375712258) 16.95. Now, that's Progressive!