Random Notes

Talking big on Chicago’s WGN Radio…

July 6, 2013
Barry Wightman on WGN 2013

Had a great time chatting with WGN Weekend host Bill Moller a while back – talkin’ college, books and the twists and turns of life. Listen up:  

Great review in Cedar Rapids…

July 2, 2013

“Wightman perfectly places the optimism of youth against the crossroads of adulthood.”

Read it here: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Seven Books that Rock…

June 29, 2013

Noted scribe Eric Smith, writing for Book Riot this week,  says Pepperland is “gripping and quite hilarious…seriously recommend it.”  Then Eric muses on seven other outstanding novels that truly rock. Pulitzer Price-winning Jennifer Egan’s A Visit From the Goon Squad and Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity included – Pepperland is in good company.

A love letter to the big city…

June 21, 2013

There’s something about the corner of Clark and Wrightwood. Nice piece in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Patch.

About that iPad…


Pepperland is now available on Apple’s iTunes and iBook store!