Category Archives: drinking stories

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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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 … Continue reading

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Patrick in the New York Times Sunday Book Review

Big news here at Wentastic Enterprises. For the first time Patrick will be in the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Pick up a copy of the April 14 paper and check the Inside the List section. WHISKEY AND WRY: Writing a best seller … Continue reading

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Audiobooks Have Arrived!

Broken Piano audiobooks have arrived! Published by the fine folks at Recorded Books. 8 CDs totaling almost 10 hours. Read by LJ Ganser, whose radio-sexy voice has done audiobooks for the likes of Jess Walter, James Elroy and baseball dude Alex Rodriguez. … Continue reading

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