The Secure Way Is Really the Insecure Way

Neil StraussNeil

What do you do? This is the first time I’ve started getting emails in my inbox not just asking for advice about women and writing, but about problems with work and anxieties about money. Maybe this is because of the pending release of Emergency in two weeks. Or maybe this is because every single person I know has been affected … Read More

The Meaning Of Life And The Secret To Happiness

Neil StraussNeil

In the spirit of the times, I wanted to share with you all the most pretentiously titled post I’ve ever written. A few of you may have seen a draft of it on my website-in-progress. What I enjoy about this list is that it’s a way for me to speak directly to you. It’s something I’ve never gotten to do … Read More

Life Lessons From Bozo the Clown

Neil StraussNeil

Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 I’m writing because, today, I lost a good friend, Larry Harmon. Larry passed away this morning at the age of 83. Larry was best known for having portrayed Bozo the Clown for 50 years, while franchising the character across the globe. We had planned to publish a book on his life, The World According to … Read More

Why You Should Read Fiction

Neil StraussNeil

I realized this when my agent told me he represented a book that had been nominated for the National Book Award. Despite its critical acclaim, it had sold, he said, only two thousand copies. Afterward, I was talking to my publicist at HarperCollins. And she was discussing how it was nearly impossible for a first-time novelist to get significant press. … Read More