FAKE FRUIT FACTORY is Almost Here

The follow-up to Broken Piano for President is almost here.

FAKE FRUIT FACTORY is about America’s fourth-youngest mayor, a bankrupt town in Ohio, and the crashing NASA satellite that might just put the town on the map (or wipe it off the map).

It’s available for pre-sale now.

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FAKE FRUIT FACTORY

The long-awaited followup to the bestselling Broken Piano for President is almost here.

Coming September 2015 from Curbside Splendor.

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Beer Article in Men’s Health

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Patrick wrote a piece for Men’s Health Magazine about this crazy thing called Auto-Brewery Syndrome, in which people accidentally brew beer in their own stomachs.

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Bull Running Article at Esquire

Over at Esquire Magazine I had a chance to chat with novelist and author, Bill Hillmann, about his experiences being gored in this year’s Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.

Read it here.

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Cobain Article at Salon

Over at Salon, Patrick compared the recently uncovered haunting, beautiful Kurt Cobain crime scene images (nothing gory) to the high art photography of William Eggleston and Stephen Shore.

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Patrick in Esquire

Patrick recently wrote an article for Esquire about how Billy Corgan ruined the new In Utero reissue by Nirvana.

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Articles in Salon

 

 

 

Salon recently ran two wildly different articles Patrick wrote:

The Weirdest Album to Ever Go Platinum” about the 20th anniversary of The Breeders’ Last Splash.

Gun nuts’ strangest subculture: Book clubs” about the literary scene found at mega gun shows in America.

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Patrick in the Millions

The Millions recently published Patrick’s ode to poets for National Poetry Month.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Poets.

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Patrick in Oxford American

Very honored to have my recent interview with the most famous bugler in America appear in one of my favorite magazines, Oxford American.

For fifteen seconds a year, Steve Buttleman is the most famous man in America. On the first Saturday of every May, sporting his famous red jacket and tiny black hat, he marches from the white pagoda behind the Churchill Downs Winner’s Circle, lifts a polished brass horn to his caramel-colored mustache, and plays “Call to Post.” Buttleman’s rendition—a brief ditty that signals jockeys to lead their horses into the starting gate—grabs the attention of movie stars in Millionaire’s Row, infield drunks, and countless television viewers. It’s also the sign for Kentucky Derby fans to clutch their betting slips and start praying.

Read more here.

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Patrick’s Column in the Weeklings.

Patrick has taken on a twice-monthly gig writing essays for the Weeklings. If you don’t know this site, it’s jam packed with pop/culture essays from very talented writers.

So far, he’s written about rock album “Growers” and the similarities between Smokey and the Bandit II and Jean-Luc Godard.

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