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You can find dozens of books about people taking the Trans-Siberian Railroad. I knew I had to do something different to cross Siberia. To drive…
Writing humor for me is more like a watchful-ness. You have to watch. When you say something funny, or someone else does, it’s more like…
With reporting, if you work hard, you can usually pull something out. But writing humor doesn’t respond to working hard, necessarily. I mean, you could…
When the days start to get shorter, I want to be in some nice brick building on the East Coast with the lights glowing in…
When I go to Indian reservations in the West, and especially to the Pine Ridge Reservation, I sometimes feel unsure where to put my foot…
To me, a bag in a tree is like a flag of chaos, and when I remove it, I’m capturing the flag of the other…
Russia has always had a global history. Global history is a bummer. You suffer invasions of all different kinds. And Russia was not defended against…
Once, America’s size in the imagination was limitless. After Europeans settled and changed it, working from the coasts inland, its size in the imagination shrank.
On two or three book tours, I have visited bookstores in the Mall of America and signed copies of my books and introduced myself to…
I’d read books in Russian, and they would take me forever. I wanted to write a book that would last and would not be superficial.…
I think Indians dress better than anyone, but I don’t want to imitate more than a detail or two; I prefer my clothes humdrum and…
I suppose anybody just losing it and sputtering curses is pretty funny. But I think it would be more of a challenge, much more of…
I don’t want to participate in traditional Indian religious ceremonies – dance in a sun dance or pray in a sweat lodge or go on…
I don’t want to collect Indian art, though pots and beadwork and blankets made by Indians remain the most beautiful art objects in the American…
I am an author, and like many in my profession, I am also a traveling salesman, going all over in an attempt to persuade people…
Human connection is the way things work. It’s like a patronage system. You know somebody, and he knows somebody, and he knows somebody, and he…
America to me is so varied and exciting. I always feel nostalgia for the place I’m not in, and then I get there and find…
A book tour is not a good opportunity to let your mind wander. You have to pay attention, remember salespeople’s and interviewers’ names, succinctly summarize…
I’m one of those people who happen to like trees. I don’t know why – I just do. As a kid, I loved to climb…
Words are charms. It’s like a song you didn’t even know you knew.
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