Pauls Toutonghi – Evel Knievel Days

Butte, Montana to Cairo, Egypt — in one great leap.

WordPress Reports On Me, To Me

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 3 Comments

Die Sphinx Von Montana!

Quite a week on the Evel Knievel Days front. Just when I thought some of the hubbub of the tour was subsiding — along came early October — with two … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fabulous Review at the LA Review of Books

The LA Review of Books just published a review of my new novel, Evel Knievel Days. It’s a really great review, and this is an excerpt from it: “Like Tolstoy, … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

At the Mazama Festival of Books

Our American culture’s obsession with everything new hardly needs to be documented. Especially online — but certainly now in the broader sphere of the arts — it’s difficult to remain … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 3 Comments

Ten Thousand (And Four) Miles

Click on this image of me. It’s a 15 minute TV interview I did in Chicago. So: 10,004 miles. That’s how far I drove and flew on my six weeks … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Can You Sleep in Airports?

The answer, of course, is yes. I myself, during the period of my life that I like to call, “The Troubles,” slept at least once a week in the Burlington, … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Granta Magazine Publishes Heliopolis Piece

Here it is. Finally, after so many months. 17 months. And many delays. And a switch of magazines. And a Mariners’ victory in the World Series. Aha! Caught you napping. … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Where Can I Get Good Goat Stew?

The answer, unfortunately, is not in Portland. But I got addicted to it — to birria, the fiery goat stew that’s supposed to have originated in Jalisco — when I … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

What’s the Cheapest Way To Get to San Francisco?

I don’t know. But I do know the most expensive way to do it. And that’s what I did: On my book tour. I’d hoped for more than five people … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · 1 Comment
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