If you won’t listen to me, will you at least listen to Oprah?

I’ve never really been personally invested in what book Oprah picks for her bookclub. Now I am. Not just because she picked a short story collection (yay!) but that she picked Uwem Akpan’s Say You’re One of Them

As some of you may recall, I had the honor of meeting Uwem and hanging out with him for a night last spring. I have to say the attention and praise soon to be heaped on him is well deserved. And, really, it’s thanks to him that I wrote that second-person ghost story that I love so much.

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  1. Lori 18.Sep.09 at 8:54 pm

    I can’t quite keep up with your recommendations. I just started America, America. As soon as I finish that, I’ll start this one …

  2. Jodi 18.Sep.09 at 8:57 pm

    oh, that’s a good one. watch for the scene with the roses. it’ll take your breath away.

  3. Hypster Mom 18.Sep.09 at 9:24 pm

    There is something magical about the man. It is so funny, I have kept pushing the book on friends, but no one really wanted to read it. I kept saying, “The stories are haunting. You won’t be able to shake them.” No one borrowed the book, but now they’ll come running. Uwem is truly a bleseed man. I can’t wait to see him on Oprah.


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