Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Things Were Looking Up

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I know I can go kind of nuts once in a while but I've got a psych file thicker than a Greater Toronto phone book. A common problem was I'd end up personally involved with some of my shrinks - women mostly.
They seemed bored as hell and would sit there, sigh and look at their laptop or clipboard, yawn and ask these dumb, clinically derived questions. It was always "On a scale of 1 to 10, do you-"
I'd say, "Just put down 10 for everything."
That would make them look up and sometimes frown and sometimes smile and I'd say, "What do you do for kicks?"
"Pardon me?" or "What?" was the usual response...


WARNING: Explicit language

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Basil Papademos

Basil Papademos is the author of MOUNT ROYAL: There's Nothing Harder Than Love, published in the spring of 2012 by Tightrope Books, also available as an ebook in all formats from all digital retailers. His earlier novel, The Hook of it is, was published by Emergency Press. His upcoming novel, How To **** Your Psychiatrist, will be published in the fall of 2013.

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