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A Book for Short Attention Spans with Gary Lippman

A Book for Short Attention Spans with Gary Lippman

Gary Lippman’s WE LOVED THE WORLD BUT COULD NOT STAY (Rare Bird Books) contains a myriad of one-sentence stories that, while self-contained, are woven together by the human experience. Jump out of one life and into another, a world frozen in time but vividly alive within. This vast web of stories, each with its own language, is all connected by the threads of love, imperfection, and humanity.

On today's show, Lippman shares the why and the how of his book of short stories consisting of one sentence apiece, with roots in our society's ever-shrinking attention span. We also discuss the state of fiction and why writers of all genres must be clear and compelling in their storytelling

Lippman's debut novel, Set the Controls for the Heart of Sharon Tate, is a tour-de-force we discussed in an episode in January 2020. Listen in here.

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