Gary Benchley, Rock Star
Gary Benchley, recent college grad and aspiring rock star, left his dead-end life in Albany to seek his fortune in that hotbed of hipsters—Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Earnestly optimistic and completely confident in his fate, Gary writes of his trials and t...more
I wondered a lot, early in the book, whether Gary was a moron or just naive and incredibly self-unaware. I have tentatively concluded that he's more of a simple soul than a simpleton (but still no genius).
I liked the very ending, but felt li ...more
Anyway, I read this book in something like two hours. It's mostly light, very clever, and I love the cha ...more
Some figured it out, but thousands fell for it. Regular Jane’s and Joe’s around the world, possibly the only chick drummer from Namibia, bands, literary agents, newspaper editors and more all wanted a piece of Gary Benchley.
He wasn’t real though. Gary Benchley was simply a figment of blogger/essayist Paul Ford’s imagination. A personal challenge turned into life dream realization in the form of a faux rock star occasional blog-postin ...more