“Up in the Air” rocks, but winning “X-Mormon of the Year” rules.

Walter Kirn explains why the William Law X-Mormon of the Year
award means more to him than anything Hollywood has to offer:

Chino Blanco

--- We are men of action, lies do not become us. ---

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13 Responses

  1. Hellmut says:

    That’s hilarious. I definitely have to read Walter Kirn’s books.

  2. chanson says:

    That is fabulous!!!

    What a cool guy. OK, I’m moving some of his books up to the top of my to-read pile. 😀

  3. Chino Blanco says:

    I’m running Firefox 3.6 on a Mac and the masthead is nowhere to be seen. Anybody else not seeing a masthead?

  4. wry catcher says:

    Masthead=missing, totally.

    Love the video clip.

  5. profxm says:

    Sorry about the masthead issue. I was sent a new masthead and tried to get it working, but apparently the file was corrupt. I tested it on Google Chrome, and Chrome rendered it despite it being corrupt. Firefox didn’t. So, until I get a non-corrupted version back, the old masthead is back.

  6. Chino Blanco says:

    Please give me a shout if this doesn’t display properly at the link:


    Otherwise, grab it! 🙂

  7. wayne says:

    His books are on my list now.

  8. wry catcher says:

    Nice masthead! The younger Mr Kirn looks like Kevin Bacon. I wonder how many degrees that is.

  9. wry catcher says:

    Did Walter Kirn abandon us once he was covered in glory from his award? Where’s the acceptance speech?

  10. chanson says:

    He’ll probably come back once the newspapers cover this story! 😀

  11. Chino Blanco says:

    Seems like he’s pretty busy giving interviews since winning the USC Libraries Scripter Award. If we don’t hear anything soon, I’ll go ahead and write up the press release.

  12. aerin says:

    I am a year late, but I just finished the book and it was great.

    Well written with a fresh perspective- my only beef is with the ending, which is undoubtedly intended as ironic.

    I highly recommend the book to all former mormons, or people who appreciate character development OR, most importantly, anyone who has had to sit through any business motivational speeches or training.

  1. April 2, 2010

    […] out Kirn was an ex-Mormon, which I learnedwhen the people over at Main Street Plaza gave himan X-Mormon of the year award. So, the book. I didn’t like it all that much. Again, there was the character-likeability […]

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