The disease of me

October 7, 2010

I keep meaning to pass along a few recent or at least fairly recent interviews with writers nice enough to express interest in my book, but I guess I have a little trouble with self-promotion. This is odd, since my near total self-absorption as well as my lifelong enslavement to the practice of trying to wring every last ounce of life from first-person narratives with their monotonous I-I-I-I pulse would seem to suggest that the picture here, of me and my beloved, is a true portrayal of my inmost desires. But honestly, most of the time I wish I could disappear. Or maybe I go back and forth from wishing I could disappear to worrying about disappearing. Or maybe there are two Josh Wilkers, one who wants to be gone and another desperate to in some way or another stick around. Anyway, here are some articles (and a podcast) helmed by neither of those fools:  

-A Gelf Magazine interview by Eric Yun

-A thoughtful book-appreciation and interview at Scratchbomb by Matthew Callan

-A dialogue with Drew Dernavich at Imprint about baseball cards

-A podcast roundtable interview at Thinking About Media with host Brian Reich and fellow panelist Will Leitch (the podcast also features Brian Reich interviewing Mint Condition author Dave Jamieson)

-Also, one link to something that has nothing to do with me, a website/blog called The Public Professor by my friend (and former interviewee here at Cardboard Gods) Professor Akim Reinhardt on the subject of community, that entity that some might say could address the disease of me


  1. Josh keep the links coming. Getting a book about baseball cards published that’s also an insightful personal memoir makes you a deity in Card Geek Nation. We’re glad to vicariously enjoy your fame.

  2. Oh, no, you’ve gone all A-Rod on us! (Damn, I don’t know how to post that A-Rod-in-the-mirror picture on here.)

  3. hey, that’s you at the bean, isn’t it? i love anish kapoor’s “cloud gate.” i met him earlier this year when he installed an amazing piece in the guggenheim.

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