The Safran Foers, are like the thinking man's Wayans Brothers: sure, they're entertaining, but every time you turn around, it seems like there's another one turned up. That said, congratulations to writer-Safran Foer, Jonathan, who just became dad to Sasha a couple of months ago.
But who's still managing a bit of the touring/reading/bookflogging thing, which was no doubt the occasion for this interview with Boston's Weekly Dig:
[My son] gives me a whole new set of emotions to use. Before, I was still somebody who was a care-recipient in the world. And now I’Äôm a care-giver. It’Äôs totally different. It’Äôs the first time I’Äôve experienced love as not a good thing, or not necessarily a good thing. Also, how do you explain loving something that doesn’Äôt love you? My kid doesn’Äôt love me. It’Äôs the greatest unrequited love story of all time, having a kid.
Extremely loud and incredibly stinky: The celebrated author faces fatherhood [weeklydig.com via dt reader phil]
Previously: From The Safran Foer/Krauss Fridge
I should go soon. It’Äôs bath time tonight.