During this Hangout, which is supposed to be about BOOKS, we spent a really long time making fun of my necktie, for some reason. Other than sartorial philosophy, we also discuss TE Lawrence’s “Seven Pillars,” “Econometrics,” “What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars,” the post-collapse (dystopian) works of James Wesley Rawls, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams, and the academic study of riots. Fun, wide-ranging conversation all around.

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Frank Marcopolos founded "The Whirligig" literary magazine in 1999, which has been called "a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground." It has been said that "you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach." His long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as "thorough-goingly entertaining" and "highly readable...recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed." A broadcasting-school graduate, his unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, and on YouTube, with one of his audiobooks achieving over 100,000 "views" there.

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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this…from the start with all the tie talk through the books discussed…and then like any well crafted story…bringing it all back to the tie to wrap it up. You guys have a cool thing going. Got a kick out of it.

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