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"Piltdownlad #10 – Behind the Wheel: A Lyft Driver’s Log From the trenches of San Francisco’s sharing economy: A Lyft confessional. Ever wonder what the deal was with those pink mustaches you've been seeing on cars…"
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"PILTDOWNLAD #8.5 - The Cult of Teddy Ruxpin “The Cult of Teddy Ruxpin” is the story of how I lost religion, discovered punk and made true friends after moving to a small town in Alabama. It is a story of teenage rebellion, resisting…"
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"PILTDOWNLAD #8.5 - The Cult of Teddy Ruxpin “The Cult of Teddy Ruxpin” is the story of how I lost religion, discovered punk and made true friends after moving to a small town in Alabama. It is a story of teenage rebellion, resisting…"
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"Piltdownlad #8: The Olympic Spirit and Other Stories Autobiographical narratives from the San Gabriel Valley east of downtown Los Angeles... AKA, the Güero Chingón Stories, Vol. 2 Set in a time when kids weren't allowed indoors…"
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"Piltdownlad #8: The Olympic Spirit and Other Stories Autobiographical tales from the San Gabriel Valley... AKA, the Güero Chingón Stories, Vol. 2 -- set in a time when kids weren't allowed indoors until the sun went down...…"
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The Olympic Spirit

Piltdownlad #8
Sep 16, 2013
Kelly Dessaint replied to Andrew Culture's discussion New Issue Announcement thread!
"Piltdownlad #8: The Olympic Spirit and Other Stories Tales from the San Gabriel Valley... set in a time when kids weren't allowed indoors until the sun went down... various shenanigans and random hijinks in Rosemead, Alhambra, San…"
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"Hey Kelly! Thanks so much for the review of Shards! I'm so glad you get a kick out of it. As someone who grew up around entertainment, you are the person to get that "not taking something seriously" involves a lot of work, so I'm…"
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"Now available: Piltdownlad #6: Institutionalized This issue features the "Institutionalized" story cycle, which is an exploration of one event told from the individual perspectives of four participants. Picks up where The Nasty Dear…"
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The Murky Realm

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 4:48pm 0 Comments

"The Murky Realm," a biographical sketch of a tragic union with some creative engineering...



My parents never should have gotten married. But even though my father was gay and my mother was chemically imbalanced, this was the 60s, when single men in their forties did not identify as queer and people with personality disorders were rarely diagnosed, much less treated. And marriage was inexorable. The tragedy, of course, is that five children came out of this…

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Piltdownlad #5 - The Detour Guide

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Piltdownlad #5 is “The Detour Guide”

Piltdownlad is a personal narrative zine. Each issue is centered around an autobiographical story. In this issue it's "The Detour Guide," which continues the story from issue #2: “Women Got Me Drinking.” So there are more…

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piltdownlad #4

Posted on June 22, 2012 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Contents:

Today I Started Slogging Again - Can truth and fiction coexist in the perzine?

The Nasty Oh-Dear - A true narrative

2012 LA Zine Fest - What and who I…

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At 3:57am on September 11, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

Hey Kelly! Thanks so much for the review of Shards! I'm so glad you get a kick out of it. As someone who grew up around entertainment, you are the person to get that "not taking something seriously" involves a lot of work, so I'm glad you "get" Shards. I'm baking up a series for more serious stuff and reviews, and can't wait to share my thoughts on your candy-selling story. Appreciatively, Kari

At 12:22am on July 24, 2013, Joyce Hatton said…

Hey, sorry it's taken so long for me to send your zines!  I'm sending them out tomorrow!

At 12:21pm on June 10, 2013, Shophia Sherwood said…

Hey! My address is:

1a Cornhill,

Dorchester

Dorset

DT1 1BA

At 1:05am on June 5, 2013, Mauve ZoneGC said…

Enjoying the Murky Realm.......i find it to be very well written.   

At 1:29pm on May 17, 2013, Shophia Sherwood said…

I'd love to get my hands on the new Piltdownlad! Tell me what I have to do!

At 6:16pm on May 11, 2013, Mauve ZoneGC said…

very cool.

i'll send off one of the new publications. looking forward to your work.

Marc Billings, 9421 Buck Haven Trail, Tallahassee, FL. 32312 USA

At 5:10pm on May 9, 2013, Kari Tervo said…

Hi Kelly, it's Kari of Shards of Glass In Your Eye! I don't know if I'm on your trade list, but would love to be. Your essays are interesting and engaging--I really enjoyed that batch of Piltdownlad you sent. I'll send you the latest Shards (#9) in return! 

Kari Tervo

POB 7831

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

P.S. I hope you got that packet of Shards I finally sent, I think in March. I wanted to return the favor when you originally sent your trades last summer, but I was injured at that time.

At 1:44am on November 5, 2012, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "Tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Desired summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine. mailposht[.]gmail[.]com

At 4:39pm on October 8, 2012, Jon Foster said…

Got your amazing zines in the mail today, thanks so much. Going to dive into these in the next few days, thanks again.

At 5:11am on August 18, 2012, Sophie Crow said…

Hi,

Would you be interested in swapping your zine with me? I would send you all of my zines because they are mini:)

If you are interested email me at jemm_watts@hotmail.co.uk


All the best

Jemma

 
 
 

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