Pittsburgh, PA, 2007

Remember the Gist Street Reading Series? Oh, the memories.

The bathtub full of beer.

Sherrie Flick.

Nancy Krygowski.


I gave a reading at Gist Street just as I was beginning to work on Comeback Season, so I read the first chapter. I got a lot of laughs and a lot of weird looks. “Isn’t this the woman who writes about circus?” I could hear them thinking.

I focused on the laughs.