The Influences Project:Writer Ayun Halliday

What book/writer/publisher has most influenced your own writing and publishing efforts?

Ayun Halliday, author of Job Hopper and publisher of The East Village Inky: Spalding Gray I admired the most for being a performer and writer who examined his foibles in a way that was enormously entertaining, self-mocking but never self-pitying. A long time ago he told Tricycle Magazine that he started performing his autobiographical monologues because he got "sick of waiting for the big infernal machine to make up its mind" about him. Words for every outside-the-mainstream zine publisher to live by.

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