Author Archives: Patrick Wensink

Photo Series

While not writing books Patrick also likes to take pictures of funny things he sees in alleys. Seriously. His first photography series, aptly titled Alleys of Louisville, was recently published by Oxford American Magazine. Check it out! Advertisements

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The Fake History of Kentucky Colonels Basketball

I have a short story in the latest issue of Miracle Monocle. It’s a mostly fake history of the Kentucky Colonels professional basketball team. The issue is a heavy hitter, featuring the likes of Lydia Davis, too.

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Five Years Later, People Are Still Fascinated by the Cease and Desist Jack Daniel’s Sent Me!

This just popped up online last week. So far it has 153,000 views. Remember that time Broken Piano went super viral because of the “World’s nicest cease and desist”? The greatest cocktail party story of my life just keeps going. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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 … Continue reading

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