Episode 58: Dan Kennedy


Writer Dan Kennedy stopped by Going Off Track to discuss his debut novel American Spirit, which is the funniest—and darkest—book we’ve read in recent memory. Along the way this McSweeney’s and GQ contributor discusses his two memoirs Loser Goes First and Rock On, what he was like growing up in gang territory as an awkward kid dressed in velour and if he has any common traits with the novel’s protagonist, Matthew. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes and it involves a certain sex act and a garden hose.

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