Quotes by Walter Kirn

"Art, art of any kind, shows that folks are trying."

"Everyone loves a witch hunt as long as it's someone else's witch being hunted."

"Just breathing can be such a luxury sometimes."

"My advice for aspiring writers is go to New York. And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New York to you, where the standards for writing are high, there are other people who share your dreams, and where you can talk, talk, talk about your interests. Writing books begins in talking about it, like most human projects, and in being close to those who have already done what you propose to do."

"I still believe in love. I always will. It's my blessing and my burden."

Books by Walter Kirn

  • Up in the Air
  • 4,717 ratings
  • September 24th 2002 by Anchor

    (first published July 1st 2001)

  • Thumbsucker
  • 1,255 ratings
  • October 19th 1999 by Broadway Books
  • The Unbinding
  • 165 ratings
  • January 30th 2007 by Anchor

    (first published 2007)

  • She Needed Me
  • 111 ratings
  • October 1st 1993 by Pocket

    (first published October 1st 1992)

  • My Hard Bargain
  • 107 ratings
  • November 1st 1992 by Washington Square Pr

    (first published 1990)

Walter Kirn
  • Walter Kirn

  • Date of birth: August 03, 1962
  • Born: in Akron, The United States.

  • Description: Walter Kirn is a regular reviewer for The New York Times Book Review, and his work appears in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Time, New York, GQ and Esquire. He is the author of six previous works of fiction: My Hard Bargain: Stories, She Needed Me, Thumbsucker, Up in the Air, Mission to America and The Unbinding. Kirn is a graduate of Princeton University and attended Oxford on a scholarship from the Keasby Foundation. "