Arthur Plotnik is the author of eight books, among them Spunk & Bite: A Writer’s Guide to Bold, Contemporary Style and the Book-of-the-Month-Club selections Elements of Editing and Elements of Expression. Among his many publications are award-winning essays, biography, short fiction, poetry, and columns, including a long-running column for The Writer magazine. He studied under Philip Roth at the Iowa (Graduate) Writers Workshop, earned a library degree at Columbia University, and worked as a reporter, government editor, and, magazine and book editor for the American Library Association and others. His latest new title is Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives. He lives in Chicago with his wife, the artist Mary H. Phelan.
A Case of Retroactive Shame
"...I had myself an analyst, a super-shrink, one I might intrigue with my lyrical narratives."