I Won Literary Death Match, London!

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The first round of LDM is competitive literature on stage, the second round is usually some kind of party game that they pretend is about literature--but is actually about charades, or dancing, or throwing something at something else. I am always up for competitive literature, but have spent my life avoiding party games. Except for whack the piñata. Oh man, I love me some piñata.

But they did not have a piñata. They had another game that I wouldn't have been able to do without tons of help from the audience and two amazing volunteers (here, and here).

After I won, they gave me a very fancy medal to wear and we stayed out late talking about what makes good literature, great European cities, and a strong marriage.

It’s enthusiasm.