When he’s not praising his children, Christopher writes plays and nonfiction. His play Dreams Of the Washer King debuted Off Broadway (Backstage Critic’s Pick) and had its LA premiere last year. His non-fiction has appeared in Poets & Writers, The Missouri Review, and other publications, and three of his works have been cited as a Notable Essay of the Year in the Best American Essays anthology. He was a fellow in nonfiction at the Norman Mailer Center in 2012. You can read more about his current projects at www.christopherwall.org.
A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Praise
To praise children is to destroy them....