Today I have the pleasure of introducing the latest addition to LWON: Christie Aschwanden (ASH-wand-un), a writer who shares not only my fondness for the term “bull honkey,” but also my intense dislike of liars. Yes, we are two peas in a pod. Except Christie, a serious athlete and professional ski racer, is really buff. You should see her biceps. They are really impressive.
Christie, a contributing editor at Runner’s World, is also one hell of an accomplished writer. And that’s why we’re so happy she has agreed to join us. Her articles—including an award-winning story about an Agent Orange remediation project in Vietnam’s central highlands—have appeared in more than 50 publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Men’s Journal, Slate, NPR, Mother Jones . . . I could keep going. Instead, I’ll let you get the full scoop by visiting her Web site.
Among a small circle of freelancers, Christie is known not only for her phenomenal writing, but also for the incredibly odd press releases she receives—press releases with titles like “Breasts, Buttocks and The Big Brain” or “NASA Threatens NASA Scientist.” And we all know that bizarre press releases make great fodder for blog posts. (Hint hint.) Welcome, Christie!
Photo by JT Thomas.