June 23rd, 2014 / 9:57 pm
Colum McCann

Colum McCann — Transatlantic

……….what was Colum McCann, National Book Award Winner, thinking when he posed for this author pic ??

“I am profound. I am sooooo profound.” —  ??

“This is sure gonna sell a lot of copies!!!” —  ???

“I have been translated into 35 languages!!” —??

“What would James Joyce say about this???”  — ?

“Is this really a good idea??” —-  ????

“The scarf’s the clincher!!” —-  ????

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  1. Donora Hillard

      This guy taught in my MFA program. tee hee

  2. Chris_Dankland

      i don’t care about the picture, but you reminded me of how much I liked Let the Great World Spin and now I wanna read another book by him

  3. deadgod

      This is how Bono sells so many frisbees??

  4. JosephYoung

      What would happen if I ran outside right now and punched that dog?

  5. Brooks Sterritt

      Mutton. Mmmmmmm. Mutton.

  6. Brooks Sterritt

      “Mutton.” (spoken with a French accent)

  7. Brooks Sterritt

      ♪ There she goes / There she goes again ♪

  8. Brooks Sterritt

      “I think I just pooped my pants.”

  9. Mark Cugini

      tbh i’d hit it.

  10. Rauan Klassnik

      I wonder if there’s a correlation between how you wear a scarf and how you teach ??

  11. Rauan Klassnik

      o, Chris, why so serious, man — ?? … why wouldn’t you “care” about the picture ?? … it’s funny, right ?? .. preposterous, absurd, sad…

      and is it a sin to poke fun at that a bit ?? (acknowledging our own weaknesses, of course. our own frail humanity, vanity, etc)….

  12. E.A. Beeson

      I swear to fucking god if that intern takes the last bagel bite before this camera witch is done I’m going write her fake-ass little life back to the stone age.

  13. Chris_Dankland

      I wasn’t throwing shade, I think it’s fine to poke fun at goofy author pics — I guess I could have rephrased the comment differently — that was just my honest reaction, seeing the picture reminded me of that book, which I haven’t thought about in a long time

  14. Rauan Klassnik

      no worries, Chris… I guess I just woke up in a grouchy mood! ……

  15. mimi

      colum is thinking to himself:
      tho i am often pensive, i am never grouchy

  16. mimi


  17. Brooks Sterritt

      “Camera one. Camera two. Camera one. Camera two.”

  18. Brooks Sterritt

      “My body is made of meat.”

  19. Brooks Sterritt

      “Pretty happy that Dave Grohl and Courtney Love hugged recently.”

  20. Brooks Sterritt

      “I’m very interested in what is and what isn’t hegemonic, these days.”

  21. Brooks Sterritt

      “I used to love her, but I had to kill her….”

  22. Brooks Sterritt

      “I’m afraid that my scarf is hiding sinister ambitions and angles”

  23. Brooks Sterritt

      “we eat so many shrimp i got iodine poisoning”

  24. Brooks Sterritt

      “When I was little, my father was famous. He was the greatest samurai in the empire…”

  25. Brooks Sterritt

      “And he was the Shogun’s decapitator. He cut off the heads of a hundred and thirty-one lords. It was a bad time for the empire. The Shogun just stayed inside his castle and he never came out.”

  26. Brooks Sterritt

      “People said his brain was infected by devils. My father would come home, he would forget about the killings. He wasn’t scared of the Shogun, but the Shogun was scared of him.”

  27. Brooks Sterritt

      “Maybe that was the problem. Then, one night, the Shogun sent his ninja spies to our house. They were supposed to kill my father but they didn’t. That was the night everything changed…”

  28. Brooks Sterritt

      “sippin on some sip sippin on some…”

  29. Brooks Sterritt

      “8 Simple Tricks That Will Help You Ace A Job Interview But Rob You Of Your Innocence”

  30. Brooks Sterritt

      “hi i’m colum”

  31. Brooks Sterritt

      “hello i’m colum”

  32. Brooks Sterritt

      “hi i’m colum”

  33. Brooks Sterritt

      “hi i’m colum nice to meet ya”

  34. Brooks Sterritt


  35. Brooks Sterritt

      i keep burping garlic and asparagus

  36. Brooks Sterritt


  37. Brooks Sterritt

      Courtney Love Fires Back: The Thrilling Neverending Sage On How Friends and Family Fight Over Money and Power

  38. Brooks Sterritt

      Ha, I’m so relaxed my Gucci flats ain’t got a scratch
      If you got a problem with I, well I will fix them, cataracts

  39. Brooks Sterritt

      Sittin’ in my hog, tell my chauffer to the pent house
      Pockets so deep it’s like my money gotta swim out

  40. Brooks Sterritt

      I AM COLUM MCCANN, the bottles keep poppin’
      Dom P, Rose, Perrier poppin’

  41. Brooks Sterritt

      I just can’t get you out of my head
      Boy your loving is all I think about
      I just can’t get you out of my head
      Boy it’s more than I dare to think about

  42. Brooks Sterritt

      La la la
      La la la la la
      La la la
      La la la la la

  43. Brooks Sterritt

      La la la
      La la la la la

  44. Brooks Sterritt

      Every night
      Every day
      Just to be there in your arms

  45. Brooks Sterritt

      Won’t you stay
      Won’t you lay
      Stay forever and ever and ever and ever

  46. Brooks Sterritt

      Set me free
      Feel the need in me
      Set me free
      Stay forever and ever and ever and ever

  47. Brooks Sterritt

      I carry my heart in my hand. I am Colum MCcann. Do you understand? Do you understand?

  48. Brooks Sterritt


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  50. Brooks Sterritt

      “Do you hate me? Why did you stick me in self-deprecating bones and skin–do you hate me, do you hate me, do you hate me, do you hate me…………”

  51. Brooks Sterritt

      I’m just a sucker for a pretty face.

  52. Brooks Sterritt

      The New Yorker, Esquire, Paris Review, Granta, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Tin House, Bomb as well in several other places. He has written for the New York Times, Esquire, The Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, The Times, The Irish Times, Granta, la Repubblica, Die Zeit, Paris Match, The Guardian, The Independent as well as many other international publications.

  53. Brooks Sterritt

      I have written a novel called SONGDOGS, and I hope the world never forgets that.

  54. Brooks Sterritt

      i wrote a badass book called DANCER

  55. Brooks Sterritt

      i’m Irish as fuck

  56. Brooks Sterritt

      wrote a badass book called ZOLI

  57. Brooks Sterritt

      But Jesus hurt me
      When He deserted me, but
      I have forgiven Jesus
      For all of the love
      He placed in me when there’s no one
      I can turn to with this love

  58. Brooks Sterritt


  59. Brooks Sterritt

      GROWN folks call me mister,
      everybody wants to take a picture with a FIXTURE

  60. Brooks Sterritt

      Monday – humiliation
      Tuesday – suffocation
      Wednesday – condescension
      Thursday – is pathetic
      By Friday life has killed me
      By Friday life has killed me

  61. Brooks Sterritt

      I’d rather pop a bottle,
      Before I pop a gat

  62. Brooks Sterritt


  63. Brooks Sterritt

      The best thing about my room? Versace bed springs

  64. Brooks Sterritt

      COLUM MCCANN in the building, more gold than Rumpelstiltskin

  65. Brooks Sterritt

      In the trap with some killers and some hood colums
      Where you at? Where your trap? You ain’t hood, colum

  66. Brooks Sterritt

      I soar like a condor ready for war, fuck the law!
      [Sample: distorted] “raindrops on the ground”

  67. Brooks Sterritt

      My name contains three C’s, two M’s, two N’s, and A LOT OF OTHER STUFF

  68. Brooks Sterritt

      I’m a Pisces, and I feel like a Pisces whenever I indulge in private time

  69. Brooks Sterritt


  70. Brooks Sterritt

      La la la
      La la la la la
      La la la
      La la la la la

  71. Brooks Sterritt

      sippin on some sip sippin on some…

  72. Brooks Sterritt

      grape kool aid-filled swimming pool

  73. Brooks Sterritt

      peter tosh

  74. Brooks Sterritt

      damien hirst telephone

  75. Brooks Sterritt


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  77. Brooks Sterritt

      should i walk for nachos or sit for a taco

  78. Brooks Sterritt

      yes it’s true

  79. Brooks Sterritt

      these are all actual real thoughts from the mind of COLUM MCCANN SYMMETRICAL MAN

  80. Brooks Sterritt

      My earring a jelly bean, gangster lean and Irene
      Red eyes no visine, I’m loc’d out on the drink

  81. Brooks Sterritt

      Space boots with the spikes, go to AZ on the flight
      Mail a hundred overnight, yea yea yea yea

  82. Brooks Sterritt

      colum mccann thinks all of this, all the time, every, single, day

  83. Gabriel

      Yes, this is the good side of my widow’s peak.

  84. Juliet Escoria

      i like that i clicked to read the comments and it was all brooks

  85. cwinnette


  86. Donora Hillard

      I remember liking him. The scarf arrived later.

  87. Rauan Klassnik

      he just contacted me, through his agent… asking for a date… and the scarf will be there too !!!! xoxoxooxox