Tag: Voice Mail

Backstory to the Backstory

If you arrived here because of the free Substack “Voice Mail” post, thank you. If not, click here for context. The best way I can explain the book in the photo is to quote myself from a half-finished, maybe-never-finished, book about writing I’m working nearly three decades later: In 1995 I wrote a book called…View post

Free Voice Mail Episode: Public Face Plant

Today’s episode of Michael Perry’s Voice Mail is available to subscribers and non-subscribers alike. Just click here. Mike reads the essay about the time he overdosed on pizza in a hotel room, decided to get fit in the course of a single day, and face-planted in public. In the Roughneck Reflection, he explains the story of…View post

Voice Mail Episode #51 [NO SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED] “Shy In Public”

This one’s available to subscribers and non-subscribers alike. Click here to listen. Included in today’s installment: How shy people hide in public, and why I wish you wouldn’t do play-by-play on my groceries. It’s Freudian and Scandinavian and some other things. In the Roughneck Reflection Mike discusses hiding in public and why even though he’s happiest alone in…View post

Voice Mail Episode #47 [NO SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED] “Writer’s Block”

This episode free to subscribers and non-subscribers alike. Welcome to the first “Ask Mike” episode of Michael Perry’s Voice Mail. Plan is to do one or two of these a month in addition to Mike’s weekly “Roughneck Rewind” and “Roughneck Reflection.” Most “Ask Mike” episodes will go out as a thank you to paid subscribers, but we’re releasing this first one…View post