Junot Diaz

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Junot Diaz
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process

Author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

June 18, 2008 NailingEdit


  • won a Pulitzer Prize
  • title character wears his nerdiness like a Jedi wears his light saber
  • write about the nerd he knows beswt-the nerd in the mirror
  • came to America at the age of 6
    • beware of Lou Dobbs with a butterfly net
  • first came to America through New Jersey
    • took away a Pulitzer from an American writer
  • Stephen is the prototypical American
    • from Ireland in 1838
  • apparently Pulitzer is also an immigrant
  • his mother doesn't know what a Pulitzer is
    • but knows what a Peabody is
  • there may be a tracking device in his Pulitzer
  • lesson learned from the book: Stephen learned to avoid cane field
  • made triffid ref (?)
    • geekdom impressed Stephen

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