Cristina Perachio » Eating My Heroes

"I recognize that shrub!" Rick exclaims as we park in front of a dark house on a tree lined street in Bozeman. I was dead asleep in the RENTAL CAR. It's an automatic. Hallelujah. Some kind of compact SUV (because that's a thing) and way too shiny and touristy looking for Rick's taste."I wanted to wa ...
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Road Trip: Missoula to Madison

Same as my last trip out West, I can't believe Montana is in the same country as Philadelphia. And like last time, I'm not 100% clear on the details which is fine by me. At home, I'm always the planner but out here, on the road with Bass, I just get in the car and am content to look out the window l ...
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Eating My Heroes: The Pitch

My mentor Rick Bass sits next to me at 12 Steps Down, a local dive in my South Philly neighborhood. In front of us, are several napkins scribbled with what look like football plays. They’re strategies for my semester, a new story, my book (at this point, I didn’t even know I had one), my writing ...
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