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INTERVIEW: The State of Greg Olear

In today's jmwwblog I interview Greg Olear, whose latest book, Fathermucker (William Morrow, 2011) published last week.

Greg Olear’s second book Fathermucker (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2011), is also, according to Olear, “his best.” Jen Michalski talked with Greg about the trials and seductions of stay-at-home fatherhood in New Paltz, New York (the setting of Fathermucker), famous as the town in which Penny Johnson in goes to have in abortion in Dirty Dancing but now a hot spot for young urban New Yorkers, their children, and their yogurt made from breast milk.

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