Episode 10 — Alexander Maksik
Summary: Alexander Maksik is the guest. One of the original writers at The Nervous Breakdown, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, where he was a Truman Capote Fellow. He's now the author of YOU DESERVE NOTHING, one of the most buzzed-about novels of the fall season. It's available from Tonga Books, an imprint of Europa Editions. Topics of conversation include: book tour, wayward youth, Australia, lost cause love affairs, Andy Warhol, Lycra biking shorts, method acting, teaching, Brooklyn, pizza delivery, body waxing, Bill Paxton, Planet Hollywood, Paris, Hemingway, A Moveable Feast, exhaustion resulting from the complete dismantling of a fantasy, Craig's List, Alice Sebold, Spain, luck, persistence, Iowa, Top Gun, Ketchum, the future, and more.