J. R. Moehringer
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J. R. Moehringer
Vegas is like the old definition of writing: though I don’t enjoy writing, I love having written. Though I didn’t enjoy Vegas, I love having…
Tacked above my desk are photos of artists I admire – Hopper, Sargent, Twain – and postcards from beloved bookstores where I’ve spent all my…
I’m a big fan of the poet Mary Jo Salter, and although she doesn’t need to be discovered at all – she’s widely admired and…
I’ve been trying to write a book since before I was old enough to vote, and I’ve collected many rejection slips from publishers and magazines.…
Baseball, boxing, handball – sooner or later every game gets compared to narrative, but only in football are the plays perfectly linear, drawn up with…
Food still isn’t my thing, but I’ve learned to respect its power and significance.
You think you choose the subjects of your books. But sometimes, in ways you don’t know, the books choose you.
Now, whenever I need to go online, I confine myself to a tight circle: Gmail, MLB.com, NYTimes.com, Slate and maybe Facebook.
Like the Earth, the Web is a less appealing place than it used to be. If I want attitude and arguing and meanness and profanity…
Baseball always gets credit for the foundational part of masculinity – the father thing. The eternal game of backyard catch, ‘Field of Dreams’, the Ripkens,…
Basketball’s eras are defined by teams – Celtics, Lakers, Bulls – and baseball’s epochs are defined by players – Ruth, Robinson, Mantle – but with…
Some of football’s gaudiest displays of manliness are purely aesthetic. It’s not what players do, it’s how they look doing it.
In Zurich, in a cafe overlooking the Limmat, I ate butter-drenched white asparagus pulled from the ground that morning; it had the aftertaste of champagne.…
If you can live in Vegas, or visit Vegas, and leave in one piece, still loving it and somehow laughing about it, you should spend…
There’s that old journalism rule that sunshine is the great disinfectant – which is how reporters bust their way into meetings and such all the…
The greatest players use anger as fuel. Michael Jordan played every night with something like road rage.
While I was busy hating Vegas, and hiding from Vegas, a funny thing happened. I grew to love Vegas.
My father was a food lover and a deadbeat dad, and maybe a connection between good food and bad dads was forged early, in the…
Write every day; never give up; it’s supposed to be difficult; try to find some pleasure and reward in the act of writing, because you…
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