Donald Trump has proven to the world what Washingtonians have been experiencing, albeit on a smaller scale, with a local billionaire named Daniel Snyder, for years, that a person being rich guarantees nothing when it comes to having the competence, expertise, and most of all, the ethical … [Read more...] about Donald Trump and the False Infallibility of Riches
From the forthcoming collection Junk Shop Window My father always said that his first memory was of standing on the couch in his parent’s living room, small hands on the back cushion, peering out a picture widow at a neighborhood street in Bend, Oregon. There is a slow-moving line of cars and … [Read more...] about The World of Yesterday (Armistice Day, 2018)
Gabbing With O'Reilly, at the opening of another NFL training camp, a 42 year season ticket holder looks back one last time at the Redskins and RFK Stadium. First appeared in SportsFan Magazine, Fall, 2000 Featured in Bermuda Shorts by James J. Patterson When O'Reilly was at last awarded his seat … [Read more...] about Gabbing With O’Reilly
We believe that there is no reason a small press can't publish books that compete on the shelf with the best that the big houses have to offer. Welcome to Good Books, Well Made James J. Patterson, Co-Founder, ASP. I suppose the last straw for me was when Eric Foner’s masterpiece, Tom Paine, … [Read more...] about Welcome to Good Books, Well Made
On Writing Roughnecks I grew up at a time when something called “The Great American Novel” was still revered, aspired to, attempted. Steinbeck, Melville, Fitzgerald, Hemmingway, Harper Lee, and poets like Whitman, Dickenson, Sandberg, and Frost had taken their art into the heart of America and told … [Read more...] about Influences and Ambitions
Bermuda Shorts and That Paris Year, Now On Amazon UK! Bermuda Shorts, The Indy Best Seller in Essays and Lit Crit, by James J. Patterson, and That Paris Year, by Joanna Biggar, are now available on UK Amazon and Kindle! BS: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bermuda-Shorts-ebook/dp/B004BSGFH4/ TPY: … [Read more...] about ASP Titles Now on UK Amazon!