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Bernard Radfar
Bernard Radfar is the author of Mecca Pimp, A Novel of Love and Human Trafficking (Rare Bird Books) . A humor collection, Insincerely Yours... Letters From a Prankster, was published last year.

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Entries by Bernard Radfar

Have Yourself a Very Melville Christmas: In Which We Review Typee, An Old, Perfect Book

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 12:07 PM

Perhaps it isn't fashionable to review a book written 17 decades earlier. Admittedly, I'm the guy who read the New York Times to the day one year after the date of publication, and doesn't want to know what's happening when everyone else does, if at all.

Literature, however, isn't...

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Moving to Saudi Arabia

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 1:45 PM

My friend Nicholas is telling everyone that before winter he will be moving to Saudi Arabia.
The reason: women aren't allowed to drive there.

Given that I just published a novel set in Saudi Arabia, it seemed like a bad idea. Stay in Culver City.


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This Movie Is Paul Thomas Anderson Meets Thomas Pynchon Meets J.D. Salinger

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 1:51 PM

Now that we know a little too much about Salinger, will the real Thomas Pynchon please step forward.

It is time, Tom. I get it, the work is the message, the gift.

But you've had a lifetime of peering out your Venetian blinds making sure the coast is clear,...

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Author Almost Collapses at '50 Shades' Book Signing

(4) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 11:57 AM

I mean me.

The spectacle was staggering. The SUV's and minivans filled all nine levels of the lot.

Yes, the mind behind that trilogy of sadistic fiction of debatable quality arrived in Los Angeles, and chose the Disneyland of outdoor malls to...

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(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 1:45 PM

This afternoon, I admit, I took pleasure in watching couples squabble.

It was a delightful cafe on a perfect California day, and the overworked Swiss-German in front of me wanted to go to Hawaii. Seated as far as two people at a table can sit from one another, his...

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Surreal Republican Scam

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 1:46 PM

New York Times: What is the biggest secret you were told and asked not to repeat?
Woody Allen: That it's not a surreal practical joke: Those Republican presidential candidates you see lined up for their debates are actually the best minds the G.O.P. has to offer.


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Texting Librarians

(21) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 11:51 AM

ME: My life is falling apart and it makes me question everything. How can I tell if it's me or the world?

THEM: sorry to hear you're hurt: Thought: Questions are natural responses to life = part of what we are as humans/ and things can fall apart in many...
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