ten walks/two talks

Walking Contest

The winner of the Ten Walks/Two Talks who-has-walked-the-farthest contest is Michael the Girl’s father. Other people might have walked farther than his 50 puking miles, and some people might have walked in hillier terrain, or in a sooty 9-11 city, but Michael the Girl’s father is the only person who was nominated by someone else. And also, he still walks 10 miles a day. He’s probably walking now, dang.

Michael the Girl’s father wins a copy of Ten Walks/Two Talks, courtesy of Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch. Michael the Girl, contact me at adam at publishinggenius dot com and off we go!

Contests / 2 Comments
July 2nd, 2010 / 2:05 pm

Ten Walks/Two Talks: Interview with Jon and Andy

Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch met in their late teens, when they were both crashing in a crowded house in Boston. As Jon tells it, “I stretched on a bedroom floor, shortly after the room’s official resident had left for work. It was 7 a.m. Andy entered the bedroom from the living room (where he must’ve been trying to sleep), hoping to gain a few more hours’ rest, but the bedroom had already been occupied by another scavenger. Standing above me, Andy looked down. He seemed a bit shocked. It was ‘love at first sight’ in the sense of immediate and unshakable friendship.”

Now the fast friends have put out a book together – one that is much beloved here at HTMLGIANT (see?) — called Ten Walks/Two Talks, from Ugly Duckling Presse. It’s a great read that highlights a walking view of NYC, and more than that, a look at thoughts, and more than that, a voyeuristic look at how the brainy half lives in friendship. I’ve interviewed the guys below, and I’ll send a copy of this great book to the commenter who has taken the longest walk (deadline is noon, Friday, 7/2). My record is 28 miles. READ MORE >

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June 28th, 2010 / 10:48 am