Monthly Archives: May 2012

WFPL Interview.

Louisville’s NPR station, WFPL, recently interviewed Patrick about his Broken Piano for President drinking game. Louisville author Patrick Wensink has discovered one simple strategy to help people pay attention during book tour readings. He’s made a drinking game out of his. “I’ve … Continue reading

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Snapshots

Today’s Drinking Story: Here we find Matthew Revert destroying VHSs with his hands and destroying perfectly good trousers with his drunkenness.  Sometimes we lose control of everything. Sometimes we’re not even aware that it’s happened – we’re just left to rot in … Continue reading

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Hard Cider

Today’s Drinking Story: Here we see Georgia Perry learning a lot about her love life…at a hard cider festival…in a port-a-potty. You know how sometimes you really want to love somebody, and you want it to be easy, but it’s … Continue reading

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JMWW reviews Broken Piano.

Lit journal extrodinaire, JMWW, says Broken Piano for President is “a laugh out loud, thought-provoking novel.” Also, Patrick gives an interview with helpful advice to young writers, like: “Self-loathing is the best motivator money can buy.” Read it here.

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Scar Wars

Today’s Drinking Story: Here we see Patrick Wensink‘s epic tale of trying to fly cross country to party at the Kentucky Derby with a painful injury that needed medical attention. Nothing wakes a man up before dawn like standing in … Continue reading

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Mi Shithole es su Shithole.

Patrick penned an article for The Next Best Book about his writing space. “My office is a shithole.  Or so my wife tells me a couple times a week.  To me, it’s not so much a shithole as a meticulously … Continue reading

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Patrick’s Top Rock Novels.

Three Guys One Book recently asked Patrick to pen an essay about rock novels. His article explores the cliches that most regurgitate, but also points out how covering weirdo noise bands as a rock critic helped showcase another way of … Continue reading

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Pears! Apples!

TODAY’S DRINKING STORY Here we see Molly Gaudry bringing loved ones together despite some questionable judgement. This is my favorite, and maybe saddest, drinking story. I was nineteen years old and on winter break from college. I wasn’t really on great … Continue reading

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Wensink Day at The Fanzine.

The Fanzine, one of the sharpest literary sites on the block, dedicated an entire day to all things Wentastic. First, Michael Louie reviewed Broken Piano for President, comparing it to Nick Cave’s Bunny Munro, but not Cave’s facial hair finesse. Second, Patrick penned … Continue reading

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105,000 Episodes of Alf Can’t be Wrong

 Today’s Drinking Story: Here we see an underage Patrick Wensink get his love life saved by a bouncer with a passion for Photoshop. The shortest marriage in history lasted little more than thirty minutes. According to Europe News, a Turkish man … Continue reading

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