Shut Up and Listen!
One Man's Quest for Absolute Silence
George Michelsen Foy
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George Michelsen Foy is an essayist and novelist. He teaches creative writing at NYU. His latest non-fiction book, Run the Storm: A Savage Hurricane, a Brave Crew, and the Wreck, came out in May 2018 with Scribner.
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.