• I'm writing a "memoir". A collection of stand alone stories that detail the inspiration, daily grind, misadventures, self destruction and ultimatel revelations within a family run French restaurant.

General details

  • ElroyX

  • Seattle

  • Eric Pitsenbarger

  • NE School of Art & Design

  • Male

  • English

In short

  • I've managed to live a really interesting life with minor success, spectacular failures and occasional peril. I love many things and many people; and will probably explode someday from laughing / crying so much.

  • My "claim" lies in the fact that I have a great story to tell and I'm the only one to do it. It's through the cathartic process of "transcribing" memory into relatable stories, of sharing universal truths and manifesting my raison d'être: to communicate clearly. I've come to know myself better and am becoming a writer. My best incarnation ever.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Alternative History, Coming of Age, Gay/Lesbian, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary, Multicultural, Novella, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story

    Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Biography, Body, Mind & Spirit, Computing & Internet, Cooking, Food & Wine, Gay/Lesbian, History, Humor, Inspiration, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Philosophy, Reference, Self-Help

  • Dune (series), Lord of the Rings, The Cheese Monkeys, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, A Perfect Waiter, The Art of Memoir.
  • Lolly Willowes, The Odd Woman and the City, The Serpent of Venice.
  • On the couch with a plate of food.
  • Fiction: Coming of Age, Gay/Lesbian, Graphic Novel, Humor/Satire, Sci Fi/Fantasy

    Non-Fiction: Body, Mind & Spirit, Cooking, Food & Wine, Gay/Lesbian, Humor, Inspiration, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, New Age & Spirituality

  • My newest favorite character: Christopher Moore's "Pocket" the Fool. Wickedly smart, self effacing yet calculating and unapologetically silly.
  • Vivian Gornick, Ursula leGuin, J. R Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Mary Karr, Mark Edmundson, Christopher Moore.