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Patricia Fripp: Review of "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts"

By Patricia Fripp
THE Executive Speech Coach Blog

Dery_Bad coverMany people who write about my brother Robert Fripp are not very articulate and do not understand what a deep thinker he is.  Mark Dery is an exception and interviewed Brother in 1985.

However, I enjoyed his modern day comment…
“Incidentally, Mr. Fripp’s moonlighting as a motivational speaker makes perfect sense. In my years in the golden ghetto of rock journalism, I interviewed scores of musicians, most of whom impressed me as barely articulate creatures of very little brain, dull as a doorknob and culturally illiterate about anything but music. Mr. Fripp was a striking departure from that dreary norm, preternaturally articulate, with an omnivorous mind and a dry, nimble wit. Which was why I always lept at the opportunity to interview him.”

Mark has a new essay collection, “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-By Essays on American Dread, American Dreams.”

Mark Dery author

Mark Dery author

Bruce Sterling wrote the introduction; Boing Boing’s advance praise calls it “…an intellectual journey through our darkest desires and strangest inclinations.” Luc Sante says it’s “a trustworthy and entertaining analysis of the lunatic fringe, which constitutes an ever-larger portion of the discourse in America today.”

Sounds interesting. You may want to check it out. Thanks Mark. Good luck with the book.

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