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Stephen Elliott is the guest. He is the founding editor of The Rumpus, the author of seven books, and the director of three films. His latest film,After Adderall, will be premiering at the Rumpus Lo-Fi Los Angeles Film Festival on July 30th.
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to meet Stephen Elliott. He just moved out to Los Angeles for the summer and he came over and we sat down and talked. I admire Stephen. He does things. He gets things done. He’s able to mobilize people. Build communities. He takes risks. He makes stuff. He’s a writer. He’s the editor of an online literary magazine. And now he’s making films. He just keeps going. Great to have had the chance to meet him in person and talk to him for an hour.
In today’s monologue, I discuss my brief (very brief) history with adderall.