Episode 61 — Rosecrans Baldwin

   

Rosecrans Baldwin is the guest.  He’s a co-founder of The Morning News and the author of a new memoir called Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, available on April 24th from Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

Kirkus, in a starred review, calls it “great fun and surprisingly touching.”

Topics of conversation include:  girls with boy names, boys with girl names, the Mayflower, Paris, French military might, French films, Eagle Scouts, books, movies, identity, escape, advertising, Sofia Coppola, Louis Vuitton, fashion crises, OCD, trench coats, hoodies, Bonobos pants, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Good Omens, Colby, Frank O’Hara, poetry, despair, the Internet, The Morning News, good cheer, novels, consciousness, blogging, zines, book tour, golf shirts, and indie situations.

Monologue topics:  Paris Hilton, Paris, idiocy, George Whitman, Shakespeare & Company, pigeons, bird shit, luck.