THE STORY ABOUT THE STORY BEHIND MY STORY

The talented Lyndsay Knecht wrote an article for KERA’s Art & Seek blog about my experience with the Oral Fixation Show (click here to read it). The article also includes audio of me rehearsing “One Request Before You Leave.” You can hear Nicole Stewart laughing in the background.

David is that universally known writer type, charmingly self-depreciating from his first email. He wrote that I’d know his house by the overgrown lawn in front. He wanted to tell his story on merit of its anti-drama.

“People have often complimented me on my divorce which feels really weird, that someone would say, ‘Wow, you had a great divorce.’”

He laughs, and then I get a glimpse at the story behind the story. “It’s like, ‘Thanks, I’m good at failing,’” he says.

Nicole’s early exchanges with David via Skype go something like this:

Nicole: You get to saying that your first baby step was acknowledging that [your wife leaving you] was happening, and I want to make sure that I see you before you acknowledged it.

David: Okay.

Nicole: Like right now, I see you as lonely, unloved and unable to provide –

So here’s David, sitting in his home office, being asked by a relative stranger on a computer monitor to take himself back to the couples counseling appointment when his wife said she no longer wanted to be married to him.

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