Lorrie Moore has bite to her 'Bark'

March 8, 2014 7:04 PM

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Lorrie Moore has bite to her 'Bark'

If you've never read the stories and novels of the great Lorrie Moore, including Like Life, Birds of America and Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?, you're likely to be told how funny she is.

That's true, but her humor never arises for the sake of itself. It is provoked by moments of crisis, awkwardness and despair. Humor is a crutch, a way of masking dread, a means of lashing out, and an attempt at self-protection.

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