Our friends at NPR have revamped their website, and now you can access many of Daniel’s old commentaries in one convenient location: http://www.npr.org/people/2101029/daniel-pinkwater.
From The Jewish Daily Forward:
Daniel Pinkwater, 72, is a onetime Fumetti model, an art therapy school dropout, a former Zen Buddhist, a former cult member, a former NPR commentator, a former sculptor, the alleged destructor of Harvey Kurtzman’s Help! Magazine, a gentleman farmer, a decent chess player, a bad minder of friends’ girlfriends, a surrealist, a bohemian, and an old schoolmate of Errol Flynn’s son. He looks like a bald Allan Sherman, if that means anything to you. (It doesn’t mean much to him. “I do remember Alan Sherman. Mildly amusing,” he told me.) His father was a Jewish gangster from Warsaw, about his mother he has mostly bad things to say, his wife Jill Pinkwater is a writer, and he has the greatest radio voice you’ve ever heard, Carl Kasell included.
Daniel has recently been reading some of his classic dog essays on SiriusXM’s The Bob Edwards Show. Want to read the text or hear them again? You’ve got options!
- You can listen to excerpts from the show on SoundCloud.
- You can read the essays in one of Daniel’s collections: “Hoboken Fish and Chicago Whistle, or “Uncle Boris in the Yukon: and other shaggy dog stories.
- Visit the Pinkwater Store, where you can purchase a CD or digital download of his classic dog essays.