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Dave Cullen

Dave Cullen
Location
New York, New York, USA
Birthday
June 03
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Author/Journalist
Company
Written for NY Times, W Post, Slate, Salon, Daily Beast. Publisher Twelve (Hachette)
Bio
An expanded paperback edition of my book COLUMBINE came out March 1, 2010. Links to the book and my bio below: http://www.davecullen.com/columbine.htm

How cool is this?

Shortlist.com just picked the "50 Coolest Book Covers Ever," with titles like 1984, Catch-22 and Clockwork Orange. (And yes, In Cold Blood.) And . . . 

. . . my first book, Columbine

That is sweet company.

I am ever grateful to Henry Sene Yee for designing&nbs
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JANUARY 4, 2012 6:24PM

Who cares who Cranky McCain endorses

Regardless of what you think of that particular old crank clinging desperately to his senate seat, I roll my eyes every time I see a "news story" about some politician endorsing.

Who the hell cares? Who is going to let someone tell them who to vote for in a presidential election?


It's refreshing/… Read full post »
I just signed a dozen copies of Columbine at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in NYC.

They will ship virtually anywhere domestic or international.

Call this number to purchase/ship, and let them know that I signed all their copies on hand Friday night:

212-253-0810.

I had a lot of readers give them as/… Read full post »
A talentened friend of mine is wrapping up his phd in religious history. His dissertation has promise as a mainstream book, but he knows nothing about the publishing industry. He emailed asking for advice on how to get started (eg, how to approach editors.)

I st/… Read full post »
Finally, a study about libraries illustrating what most of us authors have learned from our readers. The PublishersWeekly piece:

Survey Says Library Users Are Your Best Customers             
Groundbreaking new study shows value of libraRead full post »
Illinois high school students, teachers, parents, librarians and friends, you can help Columbine reach a wider audience in schools.

Columbine is a finalist for "The 2012 Abraham Lincoln Award: Illinois' High School Readers' Choice Award." Winners are chosen by students, and any Illinois highRead full post »
We'll see. I tacked on that 'supposedly,' because I imagine I'll change it eight or nine hundred more times. But it's finally feeling complete.

This my first NYC apartment space that I actually created. (The sublet was furnished, and I just moved in there with a couple suitcases.) This place I/… Read full post »
This StackedUp.tv video was lots of fun. I did not expect the manservant to come up.

StackedUp is a great site. They create videos about books and authors that are actually fun to watch.
 
Here's the setup on mine: Anne Trubek wrote "A Skeptic's Guide to Writers'Read full post »
This StackedUp.tv video was lots of fun. I did not expect the manservant to come up.

Here's the setup: Anne Trubek wrote "A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses." She really liked Columbine, so she came to my sublet on the Upper West Side of Manhattan to curate/
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APRIL 26, 2011 1:17PM

Yoga: a welcome addition, but . . .

I started yoga, finally, three weeks ago, and absolutely love it. Mostly.

This morning was a bit of a struggle. It's going to be a long road.

I started with a lot of negativity today. Not sure why: just woke up a little tired. I looked forward to yoga, but it was a/… Read full post »
APRIL 26, 2011 1:11PM

Yoga: a welcome addition, but . . .

I started yoga, finally, three weeks ago, and absolutely love it. Mostly.

This morning was a bit of a struggle. It's going to be a long road.

I started with a lot of negativity today. Not sure why: just woke up a little tired. I looked forward/… Read full post »
Editor’s Pick
APRIL 8, 2011 1:10PM

This makes writing 'Columbine' worth it. Again

Two years after the birth of my book, I had quietly come to the unconscious conclusion, that it had finished surprising me. Then went downstairs for today's mail.

Truthfully, I ran down to get my royalty check, which I really need, and it wasn't there, but something better was. Four bulging manila/… Read full post »
Two years after the birth of my book, I had quietly come to the unconscious conclusion, that it had finished surprising me. Then went downstairs for today's mail.

Truthfully, I ran down to get my royalty check, which I really need, and it wasn't there, but something better/
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MARCH 16, 2011 7:16PM

Hell's Kitchen: my new home

I signed a lease Friday, and I'm moving to Hell’s Kitchen next week. (Pix soon.)

I had two big reasons from the outset:
  1.  Get closer to the city.
  2. A second bedroom for an office in a real room with a real door, and room for two tables for writing vs web. That worked/
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MARCH 16, 2011 7:04PM

Hell's Kitchen: my new home

I signed a lease Friday, and I'm moving to Hell’s Kitchen next week. (Pix soon.)

I had two big reasons from the outset:
  1.  Get closer to the city.
  2. A second bedroom for an office in a real room with a real door, and room/
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MARCH 14, 2011 4:00PM

My Lincoln Center apt open to sublet

I'm officially moving. Signed a lease Friday on the way to the airport to head to Tucson.

More about that very soon, but first I thought I'd let you know that my current apartment near Lincoln Center (71st & West End) is open for re-subletting immediately.


It's been a great place. I just/… Read full post »
MARCH 14, 2011 4:00PM

My Lincoln Center apt open to sublet

I'm officially moving. Signed a lease Friday on the way to the airport to head to Tucson.

More about that very soon, but first I thought I'd let you know that my current apartment near Lincoln Center (71st & West End) is open for re-subletting immediately.

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MARCH 12, 2011 10:36AM

In Tucson for the Book Festival today

I landed in Tucson last night and man, it's summer here. What a nice time for a book festival. And I've only gotten to my hotel, but so far it's a very tranquil place. Such a different feel flying in from Manhattan.

I'm looking forward to a great day.

My panel this morning/… Read full post »
MARCH 12, 2011 10:36AM

In Tucson for the Book Festival today

I landed in Tucson last night and man, it's summer here. What a nice time for a book festival. And I've only gotten to my hotel, but so far it's a very tranquil place. Such a different feel flying in from Manhattan.

I'm looking forward to a great day.
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“A book itself threatens to kill its author repeatedly during its composition,†Michael Chabon writes in the margins of his unfinished novel “Fountain City.â€

 That's the opening line of a new essay in the New York Times Book Review:Why Do Writers Abandon Novels?

There are a lot of interest/… Read full post »
“A book itself threatens to kill its author repeatedly during its composition,†Michael Chabon writes in the margins of his unfinished novel “Fountain City.â€

 That's the opening line of a new essay in the New York Times Book Review: Why Do Writers Abandon Novels?

There are/… Read full post »
I'm off to LaGuardia for a great week of high school visits about Columbine in Chicago and St. Louis areas. Free Columbine Teacher's Guide here.

I'm also doing the Tucson Book Festival a week from Saturday, a panel titled 'Bringing Meaning out of Meaninglessness: How Literature Can Respond to the JanuRead full post »
I'm off to LaGuardia for a great week of high school visits about Columbine in Chicago and St. Louis areas. Free Columbine Teacher's Guide here.

I'm also doing the Tucson Book Festival a week from Saturday, a panel titled 'Bringing Meaning out of Meaninglessness: How Literature Can Respond toRead full post »
In December, I posted a video/blog post critiquing the disturbing interview of a victim on the Today Show. It was pretty awful, and riled a lot of you up.

This morning, I'm happy to report the flipside, on the same show. Watch how Ann Curry handles the end of this interview with/… Read full post »
In December, I posted a video/blog post critiquing the disturbing interview of a victim on the Today Show. It was pretty awful, and riled a lot of you up.

This morning, I'm happy to report the flipside, on the same show. Watch how Ann Curry handles the end of/… Read full post »