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Barry Wightman

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Barry Wightman’s first novel, Pepperland, a revolutionary, technology, rock ‘n’ roll love story, was published in 2013, received a starred review on Booklist, and won a Silver IPPY for best fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards. He has an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier VT and is past fiction editor of Hunger Mountain, a journal of the arts. He is also a professional voiceover talent.

Wightman also provides professional literary and editing services.

Visit www.barrywightman.com

Book review – Waiting for the Punch

(This review was originally published by the Washington Independent Review of Books on October 25, 2017.)


waitingforthepunch_424_645Full disclosure. Before this heartfelt, scatterbrained book landed in my lap, I’d never heard of Marc Maron. According to the bio on this collection of podcast interviews, Waiting For the Punch, he’s a “stand-up comedian, actor, author and host of the WTF podcast,” which my iPhone tells me i...

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Pepperland

3.81 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Maziar Sadree Thanks for the add Barry!


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