Walter Kirn is the author of Thumbsucker and Up in the Air, both made into major films. His work has appeared in GQ, New York, Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker, where an excerpt of this book first appeared. He lives in Livingston, Montana.
Walter Kirn is the author of Thumbsucker and Up in the Air, both made into major films. His work has appeared in GQ, New York, Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker, where an excerpt of this book first appeared. He lives in Livingston, Montana. See less
The following is a personality profile of Walter Kirn based on his work.
Walter Kirn is unconventional.
He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is intermittent as well: he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time. But, Walter Kirn is also unconcerned with art: he is less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for self-expression.
He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.
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