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the adventures of penelope gray, writer

  • Penelope Gray is a young and confused writer trying to make her way in the world. She lives her life by the tenets of that god among men, Bernard Black:

    She hopes someday to be as awesome as he is.

    To contact Penelope, email her at penelope [dot] gray [at] gmail.com

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about Bernard

If you have never before heard of the magnificence that is Black Books, drop everything and watch these clips now:

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That is Bernard Black. That is my hero. That is what I want to be when I grow up. A crotchety, wine-drinking, cigarette-smoking bookstore owner.


I can’t really do anything about the Irish thing at this point, unfortunately.

And he’s a brilliant writer! Here you can see him collaborate with his assistant, Manny, as they write the greatest children’s book the world has ever known.

Genius. Pure, undeniable genius. I wish I were half so talented.

Oh, and if you’re wondering where the blog name is from, skip to about 55-60 seconds into this video.

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