Okay, here’s what’s going on: the city in which I live has received EIGHT inches of rain since last weekend (3 inches alone in the last few hours), and 30 city streets and major county and Interstate highways are now closed. There are COUCHES and CARS floating in flooded roads, four tornadoes have touched down in neighboring counties in the last few hours, and while my Internet connection is still viable, I am BOUND AND DETERMINED to get a post up! I have my priorities.
I am known among my friends for having ‘quirky’ taste when it comes to a person’s physical attractiveness. Generally, it boils down to sense of humor. You can have the body and face of a Greek god, but if you can’t make me laugh (which is my personal key to accessing all the other emotions), get back in the corral with the rest of the paste eaters. Which is why I find the following writers/authors … HOT:
Steve Martin. Sensitive, thoughtful, wry, witty…and he shares my maiden surname. Love him!
Paul Feig. If you haven’t read Superstud or Kick Me, you need to BUY THOSE BOOKS NOW. Especially if you were a fan of the sadly short-lived Freaks and Geeks.
Laurie Notaro. Hilarious self-deprecation? Yes, please!
Stefanie Wilder-Taylor. Not only is she capable of making me spew wine onto the keyboard or page, she is also very attractive in the conventional sense.
Erika Schickel. Another essayist I have a major girl crush on.
David Sedaris. SWOON!
Amy Sedaris. Double SWOON!
Jennifer Belle. Sultry good-looks coupled with exceptional, bizarro wit. She’s on my auto-buy list.
Shannon Olson. The girl next door can WRITE. And make me LAUGH.
Garrison Keillor. Yes, you heard it here folks–I think he’s hot in that special, weird way of mine that leaves me slightly sweaty.
Eric Schlosser. Muckraking hottie (met him once at a signing–smart is so delicious!)
Suzanne Finnamore. Writer of brilliant, heartbreaking prose.
Jill A. Davis. Funny, pretty, witty, and wise.
Haven Kimmel. If they made the writer-equivalent of Teen Beat and BOP fold-out posters, she’d be the centerfold every other month, plastered all over my office walls.
Oh, and it must be said that I’ve had a huge, HUGE crush on Sherman Alexie for YEARS. I’ve heard that women send him nude photos and underwear.
And I must wrap my post by saying the other writers with whom I share time on this blog are all simply gorgeous, inside and out: Eileen Cook, Gail Konop-Baker, Lisa Daily, Jenny Gardiner, and Danielle Younge-Ullman.They have made me laugh, they have made me think, they have even made me cry with some of their posts, and that makes them hot in my book.