Shut Up and Listen!

One Man's Quest for Absolute Silence

George Michelsen Foy, a novelist and journalist, teaches creative writing at NYU. His latest book, Zero Decibels: The Quest for Silence, is published by Scribner.

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About Shut Up and Listen!

This blog was originally started to discuss issues from Zero Decibels, namely, the search for silence, the dangers of noise. However I've used it occasionally to sound off on different subjects. I'll probably do more of that as I work on other books and topics. I hate the game of focusing on pop culture (Snooki!), or on anything to do with sex, to boost readership. But an article on Katie Perry's breasts does get more readers than my piece on winter kayaking so I'll write about Katie occasionally. If one person enjoys, even profits from, the sea-kayaking piece, it's worth it.

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