Michael Schaub

If you read Bookslut, the literary news blog and magazine, you may remember Michael Schaub, who used to blog there. He was funny, and I remember enjoying most of the links he would post. Tao Lin and I have discussed Michael Schaub's blogging, and we want to thank him somehow for all his work.

Here is an excerpt from an email Tao sent on the subject:

"i am creating a web site called 'michael schaub' soon. first i want to gather nice things people have to say about michael schaub, who used to blog on bookslut.
here is what i have to say (for example... but i'm going to add more later):
"Michael Schaub was a nice person who treated people nicely especially people without power. When he shit-talked it was always in a kind-hearted way that was also funny. His writing was very good and I enjoyed reading it. I think he was a good, nice, funny, kind, generous person."
once i gather enough nice things about michael schaub i will create 'michael schaub' which will look like this: http://joblessbitch.com except say 'michael schaub' and below will be posted what everyone had to say.
i don't know who knows michael schaub, so please reply-all and paste people who know michael schaub when you reply-all, and include your 'blurb' about michael schaub in your reply-all.
the web site will be anonymous. i think michael schaub will feel good and other, mean bloggers will feel more self-conscious. i think it will be funny also to have a web site called 'michael schaub.'

If you don't know Michael Schaub's work, please check out the Bookslut archives for some of his posts. They're cool.

You can leave blurbs in this comment section, and they will get onto the upcoming 'michael schaub' site.

Thank you.


Blogger Tao said...

no one cares

4:48 PM  
Blogger With Hammer And Tong...The LetterShaper said...

Very much enjoyed my time spent strolling through your site...as a poet and an avid reader, I found it both enlightening and enriching. I thank you...

5:57 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

Michael Schaub is one of the kindest, most generous, good-hearted people I have ever known.

7:29 PM  
Blogger k said...

What exactly happened to Michael Schaub?

While I may not have agreed with all his posts on the Bookslut blog, he never failed to make me laugh, and I truly miss reading his comments.

Do you know when--or if--he's returning to Bookslut?

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike's post about his brother

7:20 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

OK, so obviously this post itself is very old, but where DID Michael Schaub go? Here I am, in 2008, sitting at my desk and randomly remembering his awesome Bookslut columns from 2004-2005. He really left an impression. But I can find NO evidence of him on the Internet after 2006. Michael Schaub, where are you?? Please come back!

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I taught Mike one year. Best student I ever had. Learned a lot more from him than he from me.

11:53 PM  

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