KUOW: Radio Interview


Writing gives me the opportunity to carefully craft my words. I can cut, paste and delete until I’ve massaged the meaning to reflect as much or as little about myself as I choose.

But get me talking, and you never know what I’m going to say. In a recent interview with Jeremy Richards at KUOW, an NPR affiliate station in Seattle, I really started to blab. I perhaps revealed a little more about myself, and the depths my mind can sink to, than I’d planned on. I didn’t really mean to tell Jeremy about my deluded plan to throw myself in front of a bus in front of the Mayo Clinic with a note attached to my soon-to-be-dead body to take my liver and give it to John. It was a desperate thought, and depression is a bottomless pit.

Strangely, however, I’m okay with it. Perhaps that’s the beauty of writing a book. Once it’s out there, so are you. You can’t squeeze the toothpaste back into the tube.

Check the link for KUOW interview and let me know what you think.

8 responses »

  1. Great job Kim! I am always afraid someday I am going to look back at what I have written/said and want to hid under the table! I pre-ordered the book and haven’t read it yet — it has been sitting on the bookcase waiting to be read as part of my second semester reading list for my MFA program!! Maybe you can add that to your CV….”used as a grad school text”….when I write my annotation for it I will send it to you!

  2. KIm I liked both radio broadcasts,loking forward you to see at C M , I enjoy reading about John and you’re healh and travels. Need more Flying stories, as I used to fly and can relate.TTYL, Alex Zaffee

  3. Kim, I can sooooo relate to what you are saying. I’m terrified of the “interview”. Writing and speaking are two very different things!!! I tend to let out randomness too when I speak…I love your toothpaste analogy…might have to steal your quote. Going to go check your interview out now! All the best to you!

  4. Kim, I just heard the interview and I am so proud of you Your mon and I are your number one supporters. Glad I taught you how to catch snow flakes on your tongue.

    Love, Dad.

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