Eden M. Kennedy

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Eden M. Kennedy is the co-author (with Alice Bradley) of the book Let's Panic About Babies! (St. Martin's Press, 2011).

A former college-radio DJ, Mrs. Kennedy has driven cross-country six times in a Volkswagen Bug and enjoys standing on her head.

Currently she works at a public library and is finishing writing her first novel.

1. Oscar Wilde

2. Thomas Hardy, from Jude the Obscure

3. Dashiell Hammett, from The Maltese Falcon

4. Delmore Schwartz, from poem of the same name

5. Mark Twain

6. Sarah Vowell, from the story "Mix Tape" in Take the Cannoli

7. Seamus Heany, first two lines of the poem "Digging"

8. David Remnick, from "Reporting It All: A. J. Liebling at one hundred" published in the March 29, 2004 New Yorker: "Liebling so enjoyed himself at the offices of The New Yorker, where he worked for twenty-eight years, that he could be heard humming and snorting with laughter as he pulled the sheets from his typewriter and read them over. He knocked himself out, if he did say so himself."

9. Michael Almereyda, interviewed in the April 18, 2004 New York Times about his movie, "This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs 'The Late Henry Moss.'"

10. Virginia Woolf, from To the Lighthouse

11. Archilochos, trans. Guy Davenport

The poem in its entirety:

My ash spear is my barley bread,

My ash spear is my Ismarian wine.

 

I lean on my spear and drink.

12. John Berryman, from the poem "Damned" in Love & Fame

13. George Carlin

14. W. Somerset Maugham, from Of Human Bondage

15. Rita Rudner

16. Will Rogers

17. Miles Davis

18. Bertrand Russell

19. Steven Wright

20. James Thurber

21. Confucius

22. Dave Barry

23. Peter DeVries

24. Winston Churchill

25. Douglas Adams

26. W. H. Auden

27. Fran Leibowitz

28. Henry Sambrooke Leigh

29. William Cowper

30. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

31. Clarence Darrow

32. Robert Orben

33. Erica Jong

34. Pearl Bailey

35. Abraham Lincoln

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36. Peter Ustinov