The other day, I was in a reading contest and had the unfortunate luck of going first, without knowing what sort of people the judges were. So instead of reading the funny passage I had with me, I read the kind of sad one.
Richard Lawson of Gawker was one of the judges. And the only comment he had for my piece was basically: “I need to look up Michelle Branch on the Internet and see what she’s up to.” (I had a reference to one of her songs.) And that’s fine. Had I known my crowd, I would’ve read something a little funnier… a won. Jewish mom stories are way funnier than desperate sex fantasies, right?
Anyway, this is what Michelle Branch is up to. A new album!