1. What I found is that it seems to help him not feel bitter or resentful about not having an official career. So I think the trick is to do this thing, and then not mind that you’re doing it on your own, and to actually revel in that, if that’s where you end up.

    — Spiotta says her newest book Stone Arabia was inspired by her stepfather Richard, who meticulously chronicled his own imaginary musical career for more than 30 years.

  2. dana spiotta

    stone arabia