In the December 1 issue, New Yorker writer Nick Paumgarten tags along to a Brazilian jiu-jitsu class with author Atticus Lish and outlines Lish's life and the possible influences that went into writing Preparation for the Next Life. Also, on November 21, the New York Times profiled Lish in a cultural piece where Lish says "Some guys would have found themselves when they joined the Marines; I finally found myself doing this. You just have to find your calling. It took me 30 years." Both Bomb magazine and Vice got to pick Lish's brain in interviews on November 24. On November 19, the New York Observer also profiled Lish in its Culture section.
The whodunit without the who plot of The Baltimore Atrocities has captivated a number of media outlets, including O, The Oprah Magazine, which featured the book in its "Ten Titles to Pick Up Now" article (plus an excerpt in O's iPad app) in the December issue—on stands now! Vice also featured the book on November 24, and on November 19, the Baltimore City Paper wrote, "Each micro-story is so intense and suffused with meaning that it demands a moment of reflection before we move on to the next one."
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