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Author Archives: Patrick Wensink
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
The long-awaited followup to the bestselling Broken Piano for President is almost here. Coming September 2015 from Curbside Splendor.
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.
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.
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.
Patrick recently wrote an article for Esquire about how Billy Corgan ruined the new In Utero reissue by Nirvana.
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
The Millions recently published Patrick’s ode to poets for National Poetry Month. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Poets.
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading