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Before I was 18 years old, in my small home town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada, I invented the designer jean, about a decade before Calvin Klein http://www.calvinkleinjeans.com/ and Jordache http://www.jordache.com/ -- and even Gloria Vanderbilt http://www.thefind.com/apparel/info-g... .

But the men in our family clothing business dismissed my idea, and wouldn't back me. So I bid a sad good-bye to Mother and headed for the big city -- Halifax -- where, three years later, and, still months shy of my 21st birthday, I established two publishing companies, including Anderbo Books, today http://www.anderbo.com .

Then somehow I got it into my head to be an actor -- eventually I got to New York in 1978, and was soon in the personal class of Lee Strasberg. But, one day before class, Lee's wife Anna, seeing me with my face buried in The New York Times, said, "How can you read the newspaper with so many interesting people around you?"

I left acting; soon my writings were appearing in the Times, the Village Voice, SPY, The New Yorker, Grand Street, Open City Magazine, and on Mr. Beller's Neighborhood http://www.mrbellersneighborhood.com/... .

But as the years went on, designer jeans were -- are -- all around me, and it's not unreasonable to think of what might have been.... http://www.nsbd.ca/results.php?hide_i... .

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Rick Rofihe is the author of FATHER MUST, published by Farrar Straus & Giroux
(Editor: Jonathan Galassi; Agent: Gail Hochman). For a free download of his book of nine New Yorker stories, BOYS who DO the BOP, go to http://www.anderbo.com/bop9.html .
Rick is a winner of the Whiting Writer's Award; judges the Open City magazine's annual short story contest, the RRofihe Trophy http://opencity.org/the-rrofihe-trophy ; and is an advisor for the 2011 Vilcek Foundation Literature prizes.
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Anderbo.com is doing a Reading @ KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St, NYC on Wednesday, April 27th from 7 to 9 p.m.

Announced readers:

TUMI JOHNSON was raised in Ibadan, Nigeria and Nashville, Tennessee. She is a physician, dancer and poet, and has been published in Number One, Radically Shifted, and in the Annals of Internal Medicine. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
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MAC BARRETT's fiction, poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Salt Hill Journal, Hanging Loose, on the radio for WBAI, and at Salon.com. He works as an associate producer for CUNY TV and lives in present-day Brooklyn and 1920's Paris.
http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/afict...

MARIA MODROVICH is a Slovak writer and freelance journalist. She lives in NYC and writes for magazines in Slovakia. She is currently working on a novel.
http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/afict...
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Anderbo Contributing Editor AZIZ FRIEDRICH is a graduate of The Fieldston School in Riverdale, New York, and of New York University's Gallatin School, where he studied "Writing the Fragment" and "The Letter as Literature" with Professor Victoria Blythe; he also studied there with the writer Ed Park. Aziz is one of four founding editors of anderbo.com and is working on a novel. He is also a Contributing Editor of the literary magazine Open City.
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LAUREN WATERMAN is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer whose nonfiction has been featured in Vogue, InStyle, New York and Boston Magazine; her fiction has appeared online on MonkeyBicycle. She has an M.F.A. in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence, and she is (hard) at work on a novel.
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Anderbo Contributing Editor WAYNE CONTI's short stories appear online on Pindeldyboz and Anderbo, and in Open City magazine. Wayne is one of four founding editors of anderbo.com, and is the proprietor of Mercer Street Books & Records in New York City's Greenwich Village.
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JENNIFER HANKS is an Anderbo Editor at Large. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. She enjoys writing poems about sunken ships and is torn between pursuing a career in publishing or marine biology.
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Anderbo Editor-in-Chief RICK ROFIHE will read from his memoirs, which explain how various accomplished individuals, including Donald Sutherland, Johnny Cash, Lee Strasberg, Gloria Vanderbilt and Colonel Harland Sanders, have affected his own life and work.
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Several Anderbo Editors will co-host the reading. See the masthead @
http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/amast...

Anderbo.com thanks OpenCity.org Magazine & Books' Joanna Yas for tossing their APRIL KGB night to us.
Catch their MARCH KGB reading on Wednesday, March 30th
http://kgbbar.com/calendar/events/ope...
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