Photos Don’t Lie
My daughter, Katy McGlynn-Gilbert, just finished a short paper for her political science class about her political philosophy and who she is voting for, and why. Her first paragraph was about the Constitution and our right to vote. The second paragraph made me laugh out loud,
I shot out of the womb wearing a baby t-shirt that said “wild feminist” while carrying
a picket sign in each hand, one saying “Gun Control is Good!” and the other saying
“Tax the Rich!”
Now, I thought that was so cute I shared it in my October 27th blog post. Going through some old photos the other day, I came across a photo I took of her at birth. I was astonished to see that she was, in fact, telling the truth,
Early reviews of my new book
My new book of essays is coming along. Hope to have it available in a couple of months. I sent out pre-publication copies for review. Full disclosure, some loved it, some hated it. Here is the unedited feedback I got,
What the Critics are Saying
Ungrateful little shit.
– Fred Gilbert, Jr. (Rick’s father)
Profound insight into human psychology and the human condition.
– Sigmund Freud
Amazing clarity about the flaws of religion, but, he got the Mormon stuff right.
– Jesus of Nazareth
Towering contribution of the decade, if not the century.
– New York Review of Books
The worst mistake of my career as a teacher was putting this little genius in “the slow reading group.”
– Miss Watts (Rick’s first grade teacher)
The most intelligent, far-reaching insights about music I have ever seen.
– Miles Davis
See, my ceaseless correction of his spelling really paid off. So, Rickey, where is the gratitude for all that?
– Connie Gilbert (Rick’s mother)
Clearly the next Nobel in Literature.
– The Swedish Academy
My sonnets, poems, and plays can’t hold a candle to Gilbert. Mister, This is Going on Your Permanent Record is a must read. A real page turner.
– Bill Shakespeare
Some of my deepest inspiration has come from Rick Gilbert’s “Mister This is Going on Your Permanent Record.“
– Bob Dylan
“Lyin’ low-IQ Rick” is such a loser.
– Donald J. Trump
I’ve been called a “groundbreaker,” but I’m junior league compared to Gilbert.
– Ludwig van Beethoven
Leaves my best work in the dust. I’m applying to do an internship with Mr. Gilbert
– Ansel Adams
We know where you live, and you are in deep shit.
– The NRA