Great Dates With Some Late Greats by David Finkle
Great Dates With Some Late Greats
by David Finkle
“In presenting the following, I’m asking you the reader to recognize as true a series of (almost entirely) serendipitous incidents that will strain credulity to the breaking point and possibly far beyond it, as far beyond as the other side of the grave…I ask you to take my word that what are included here are no more and no less than events experienced by myself and others.”
Speed dating with Jane Austen and watching Marilyn Monroe fulfill her life’s dream of playing Hamlet on a New York stage, while Babe Ruth plays sandlot baseball with a group of New Jersey teenagers are only a sample of the wonderful stories to be found in David Finkle’s new collection.
Homer, Machiavelli, Harry Truman, Mona Lisa, and many more are brought to life in the 21st Century to bring their perspectives, opinions, and personalities to an unassuming narrator who can not believe his good fortune. After all, wouldn’t we all like to meet Elvis or Jesus for that matter? Told with Finkle’s signature wit and a sharp eye for the ironic and absurd in life, Great Dates With Some Late Greats will inspire readers’ imagination and leave them laughing for more.
David Finkle is a writer and journalist focusing on the arts and politics. Based in Manhattan, he is the author of People Tell Me Things, a story collection, The Man With the Overcoat, a novel, and Humpty Trumpty Hit a Brick Wall, rhyming verses and illustrations about the Trump White House. Finkle is currently a theater critic for the New York Stage Review and he has contributed to many publications, including The New York Times, The New York Post, The Village Voice, The Nation, The New Yorker, New York, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and American Theatre