“I have every copy ever published of the Paris Review. It took me a while to track them down. It’s something of a bible. When I was living in New York after he died, I became obsessed with the idea of building a statue for George Plimpton. I hadn’t been that into him when he was alive. For some reason when he was gone, I felt how profound his absence was. Here was someone who did everything, who was fearless and charming. He left some serious shoes to fill.”
Page Views interviews Toby Barlow on Babayaga, Detroit, and George Plimpton. Read the author’s lessons from an eleven-city book tour here.

“I have every copy ever published of the Paris Review. It took me a while to track them down. It’s something of a bible. When I was living in New York after he died, I became obsessed with the idea of building a statue for George Plimpton. I hadn’t been that into him when he was alive. For some reason when he was gone, I felt how profound his absence was. Here was someone who did everything, who was fearless and charming. He left some serious shoes to fill.”

Page Views interviews Toby Barlow on Babayaga, Detroit, and George Plimpton. Read the author’s lessons from an eleven-city book tour here.

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