Thought Catalog

Mark Twain Is The Kanye West Of Literature: Annoying And Overrated

  • 0
image - Flickr / Michael Donovan
image – Flickr / Michael Donovan

I live in the state of Missouri. It is in the middle of the United States. Sandwiched between Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kansas, and Nebraska. Which should be grounds enough for insult and anger, but is also happens to contain Mark Twain’s hometown.

1. It is the worst place for a writer to live.

2. No matter where in Missouri you go, you cannot escape Mark Twain’s name.

3. If I want to go to St. Louis my GPS tells me to merge onto the Mark Twain expressway.

4. If I go camping I realize I’m in the Mark Twain National Forest.

5. If I go water skiing I find out I’m in Mark Twain Lake.

His hometown is a 30 minute flight from my house. In this town: Every single street and building has a sign with his name on it. Statues, hotels, rivers, roads, this small barn labeled “Mark Twain’s boyhood home.” He shares this town with a Titanic survivor. But all it makes me think is that Mark Twain should’ve drowned on the Titanic or died in a fire so I never had to read his awful books.

Mark Twain is the Kanye West of writing. By that I mean, super fucking annoying and overrated. Although I think I have been more impressed by Kanye West’s word play and use of the “N” word. TC mark

Powered by Revcontent

Read more books in 2018…

Cut yourself some slack. One of the biggest regrets most people have about their 20s is that they didn’t enjoy them more. And I’m not talking about “buy more expensive dinners, take another trip to Thailand” type of enjoyment. I mean having the ability to take a deep breath and sip coffee in the morning knowing that you have done, and are doing, your best.

“These essays are slowly changing my life, as the title promises. As my friends’ birthday come along, they will all be receiving a copy of this wonderful book.” – Janie

Amazon: 4.8/5 stars
Goodreads: 4.29/5 stars

Click for an inspiring read!

More From Thought Catalog

Mark Twain Is The Kanye West Of Literature: Annoying And Overrated is cataloged in , , ,
  • http://renardmoreau.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/a-quotation-about-the-truth-from-mark-twain/ A Quotation About The Truth From Mark Twain | Renard Moreau Presents

    […] Mark Twain Is The Kanye West Of Literature: Annoying And Overrated […]

  • https://thoughtcatalog.com/kirsten-chen/2014/09/kanye-its-not-always-about-you-okay/ Kanye, It’s Not Always About You, Okay? | Thought Catalog

    […] One GIF. Read this: Watch Kanye West Call Out Two Fans Because They Didn’t Stand Up For His Song Read this: Mark Twain Is The Kanye West Of Literature: Annoying And Overrated Cataloged […]

blog comments powered by Disqus